Kaipupu Point Mainland Wildlife Sanctuary

Kaipupu Point Mainland Wildlife Sanctuary

3 hours | Picton | P C N - 1 0 5
Average Guest Rating
$ 109.95
Exceptional Value

Exceptional Value

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Min. age: 10 years (See special notes)


Points of Interest

  • Queen Charlotte Sound
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Grab your binoculars, wear good walking shoes and set off to discover a protected sanctuary where wildlife and birdlife thrive in a safe haven. Your three-hour adventure begins with a short motorcoach ride followed by a 15-minute cruise to Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary. Located on a peninsula, the sanctuary is protected by a predator-proof fence, and the birdlife and wildlife here are flourishing. An army of local volunteers and generous donations helped to create this fascinating outdoor environment. Upon arrival at the Dolphin Bay jetty, set off on a guided, two-mile track walk. Your guide will point out traps and tunnels designed to safely eliminate any predators. As you walk, you'll see and hear the abundant indigenous birdlife and spot a variety of shorebirds that perch along the rocky coastline. Your walk takes you through a mature stand of beech forest to a scenic viewpoint for beautiful photographs. Return to port at the conclusion of this lovely day.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Shuttle transfer to boat

Time at site: 0:10

Cruise to Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

Time at site: 0:15

guided walk

Time at site: 1:50

Leisurely cruise from Wildlife to Picton

Time at site: 0:45