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Zealandia Night Tour

Zealandia, which encompasses the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, is an urban wildlife haven where some of New Zealand's most endangered native animals thrive in this predator-free environment.

The guided night tour begins with highlights of the fully immersive and interactive exhibition, where you will discover how this safe haven was created. Then step through the predator-exclusion fence into the forest, where you will experience something incredible — evening birdsong that hasn't been heard on the mainland for more than a century. As darkness falls, your guide will start looking for New Zealand's elusive national mascot, the kiwi. Over 100 call the valley home, so there's a good chance of spotting one, foraging in the leaf litter. Often the glow-worms are so bright you won't even need your torch.

This is an utterly unforgettable experience — New Zealand at its very best.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.