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Private Wildlife Sanctuary Tour by Torchlight

Wellington - Show on map
Zealandia: Te Mara a Tane

Private Wildlife Sanctuary Tour by Torchlight


  • Private wildlife sanctuary tour by torchlight
  • Rare native NZ animals including kiwi
  • Ideal for families or small groups

This private tour by torchlight is your best opportunity to see kiwi, glowworms, tuatara, and a host of other native endangered species in their natural habitat. An absolute must-do experience in Wellington.

What's Included?

  • Night time entry to wildlife sanctuary
  • Private 2.5 hour guided tour for up to ten people
  • Hot kawakawa (bushman's) tea at the conclusion of the tour

Come up close and personal with some of New Zealand's most rare and endangered wildlife in their native environment. With your own personal guide to take your group through the sanctuary at night, you'll witness threatened species all living wild in a predator free environment.

You'll see some of New Zealand's most iconic residents, such as the tuatara, New Zealand's living 'dinosaur'; kaka our playful bush parrot; teke / saddleback, hihi / stitchbird, korimako / bellbird and many more. Your friendly and experienced guide will share their knowledge on each of the species and their environment during this must-do experience in the nations capital.

Session Length

  • This experience is 2.5 hours long, starting just after sunset at times to be confirmed upon booking
  • Tours can be booked any night of the week, dependent on availability

Tour start times vary throughout the year depending on sunset, below is a rough guide to the start times of the tours to be confirmed directly by the provider at the time of booking:

  • January: starts between 8.15 - 8.30pm
  • February: starts between 7.45 - 8.15pm
  • March: starts between 7.00 - 7.30pm
  • April: starts between 5.00 - 5.45pm
  • May: starts between 4.30 - 5.00pm
  • June: starts at 4.30pm
  • July: starts between 4.30 - 4.45pm
  • August: starts between 5.00 - 5.30pm
  • September: starts between 5.30 - 6.45pm
  • October: starts between 7.00 - 7.30pm
  • November: starts between 7.45 - 8.15pm
  • December: starts between 8.15 - 8.30pm


As this is a private tour, it is suitable for all fitness levels and mobility within your group.


  • The tour takes place outdoors in the forest starting as the sun is setting and concludes after nightfall.


  • Change your booking up to 7 days before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 7 days of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

This experience is for up to ten people.


Come prepared for wet weather, the tour operates in rain. In the event of a severe storm you will be issued a credit to rebook.

Dress Code

Please wear warm clothing, suitable footwear and bring a waterproof jacket. A warm hat is recommended April - October.

This experience takes place in Karori, Wellington. Zealandia is a ten minute drive from the city centre.

For 10 people

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