Up Close Encounter of Amazing New Zealand Creatures and Behind the Scenes Tour

Up Close Encounters (up close face to face)* and Behind the Scenes (where our staff go)* Tour (1 hour)
Go behind the scenes at EcoWorld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, get up close and very personal with some of New Zealand's extraordinary creatures up-close.
Up Close Encounters provides you with a one of a kind experience by combining exclusive creature encounters with intimate guide interactions with EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff. 
•Tuataras - New Zealand’s very rare “living fossil”
•Little Blue Penguins - Wildlife Rehabilitation Refuge
•Yellow Kakariki - endangered parrots being bred...  plus
When:  10am 12pm 1pm 3pm daily
How long:  Allow 1.5 hours
Location:  95 metres from interisland ferry terminal

per adult from

$40

NZD

Duration

1 hour

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Food and drinks
  • Important Visitor Information
    Up Close Encounters (up close face to face)* and Behind the Scenes (where our staff go)* Tour
    When:  10am 12pm 1pm 3pm daily
    How long for your visit:  Allow at least 1.5 hours
    Location:  95 metres from the interisland ferry terminal and railway station.
    Access:  flat with 2 gentle ramp areas.  Easy wheelchair access
    Minimum:  2 persons.  Maximum per group 25 persons
    EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff share with you outstanding, intimate animal experiences. 
    Go behind the scenes at EcoWorld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, get up close and very personal with some of the worlds most amazing creatures.
    Up Close Encounters behind the scenes is more than just meeting our rare and extraordinary New Zealand animals up-close. Up-Close Encounters provides you with a one of a kind experience by combining exclusive creature encounters with some of the amazing animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds, intimate guide interactions and guided tour.
    •Tuataras - New Zealand’s very rare “living fossil”
    •Little Blue Penguins - Wildlife Rehabilitation Refuge
    •Yellow Kakariki - endangered parrots being bred
    •Seahorses - New Zealand pot-bellied seahorses
    •Giant Squid - “Monster of the deep” - (preserved 5m)
    •Red Kakariki - breeding endangered native parrots
    •Fish - species from the Marlborough Sounds
    •Geckos, and skinks, frogs, turtle refuge etc.
    •Orca and Hectors Dolphin - life size models
    All our animals have been rescued by us, donated to us or bred by us.
    ✓Conservation in action    ✓Nature   ✓Heritage   ✓Explore & learn   ✓Family – friendly   ✓FUN
    “New Zealand is a Biological Ark. Its biodiversity (variety of all life) is more primitive than most other countries.  80% of New Zealand's native species are found nowhere else on Earth.  Most of EcoWorld Aquarium’s animals come from the Marlborough Sounds whose nearshore rocky reefs are diverse, dynamic, capable of endless surprise, cold, murky, dark and difficult to visit.  These nearshore rocky reefs provide haven for rare and endangered species which contributes to their fascination which we share with you.” John Reuhman Director
  • Departure Point :
    EcoWorld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation CentreLocated on the Picton Foreshore in the heart of Picton. 95 metres from the Picton ferry terminal and Picton railway station
    Departure Time :
    Tours daily at:
    10am:
    12pm:
    1pm:
    3pm:
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by EcoWorld Aquarium Limited

Activity ID: V-58280P3

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