This is cool AF. An eco-sanctuary with a 500-year vision to restore the area, which is just minutes from Downtown Wellington, to its pre-human state. Yep, Wellington has dedicated 225 hectres to preserving and rebuilding the unique, bird-centric, wildlife which has been mostly destroyed over the last 700 years.
A night tour is a chance to see the little spotted kiwi in it's natural environment, and even if you don't see them, you'll hear them as the male and female wake up and call to each other. It's pretty magical and the mission of Zealandia is facinating.