Experience the awakening of the sanctuary at dawn during this special guided experience. Hear the first sounds of tīeke and hihi as they herald the start of a brand-new day.
Your tour begins in darkness right before sunrise, while the sanctuary’s nocturnal residents are 'turning in for the day'.
As the sanctuary awakens watch the light change, feel reconnected to nature again, and listen out for the beautiful dawn chorus.
At the end of the tour, recharge with breakfast at Rata café as a reward for your early start. Ticket price includes breakfast and an espresso coffee. Your tour group will also pause in the forest for a hot cup of kawakawa tea during the tour.
*Kiwi sightings may occur occasionally on these tours, however your best opportunity to see kiwi whilst they are most active is on a ZEALANDIA By Night tour.
What You Might See:
Hihi | Tieke | Kākā | Tuatara | Little Spotted Kiwi | Glowworms
All proceeds raised through the sale of ZEALANDIA tour tickets contributes to the ongoing work of our sanctuary to restore nature. Your visit is an important part of the sanctuary’s success.