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NZES 2018 Conference • 25–29 November 2018 • Wellington, New Zealand

ZEALANDIA by Night Tour - FULL

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Date: Tuesday 27th November

Cost: $76.50 per person

Meeting place: Visitors Centre, ZEALANDIA, see website for instructions on getting there

Start time: 7:45 p.m.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Description: Explore the sanctuary by torchlight as your guide leads you in search of some of the more distinctive sights and sounds of New Zealand’s native forest. Experience many of the rare and endangered species and see those which only come out at night. See unique species such as wētā, glow worms, and tuatara. Your group may see some of the 130 little spotted kiwi who call ZEALANDIA home - sightings of kiwi are common on these tours (circa 80%) but are not guaranteed. Gain insights into New Zealand’s natural history and the significance of the unique species within Māori culture. The tour will end with a replenishing cup of hot kawakawa (bushman’s tea) in the Visitors Centre.

What to bring: Wear sturdy footwear for walking and bring warm clothing.

ZEALANDIA by Day Tour 1 - FULL

Date: Thursday 29th November

Cost: $49.50 per person

Meeting place: Visitors Centre, ZEALANDIA, see website for instructions on getting there

Start times: 10:00

Duration: 2 hours

Description: Enjoy an engaging and informative walk through the picturesque sanctuary to witness the native wildlife that is once again living on the mainland. Soak up the beautiful scenery while learning more about New Zealand’s unique ecological history. Enjoy all the sights and sounds of ZEALANDIA during the daytime with an expert guide who will lead you through the sanctuary on a walking tour, as well as hearing about some of the research that is happening in the valley.

What to bring: Wear sturdy footwear for walking.  Rain, wind or sun protection, or all three, depending on the weather.

Zealandia by night

Image credit: ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary

Wairarapa Moana

Image credit: ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary

ZEALANDIA by Day Tour 2 - FULL

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Date: Thursday 29th November

Cost: $49.50 per person

Meeting place: Visitors Centre, ZEALANDIA, see website for instructions on getting there

Start times: 14:00

Duration: 2 hours

Description: Enjoy an engaging and informative walk through the picturesque sanctuary to witness the native wildlife that is once again living on the mainland. Soak up the beautiful scenery while learning more about New Zealand’s unique ecological history. Enjoy all the sights and sounds of ZEALANDIA during the daytime with an expert guide who will lead you through the sanctuary on a walking tour, as well as hearing about some of the research that is happening in the valley.

What to bring: Wear sturdy footwear for walking.  Rain, wind or sun protection, or all three, depending on the weather.

Tour 1 and tour 2 are the same, just at different times. 

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