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Tongue Point Fur Seal Colony and Terawhiti Station Tour, Wellington

Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    9:30am // 1:30pm 

    You can choose your preferred time slot while booking the tour

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! Pick-ups are now available from hotels in central Wellington(does not include AirBnB)! All you have to do is share the details of your booking and we’ll pick up you.

    Don't have a booking yet? No worries! Just share the details with us as and when you are ready.

  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped back to your hotel in Wellington

Key Highlights

  • Explore New Zealand’s spectacular natural beauty on this tour
  • Drive through a real slice of Wellington’s countryside and along an active fault line
  • Dig into stunning views of the coastline with a chance to see the point where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean
  • Make a stop at Terawhiti, home to the country’s oldest working sheep station and the most modern wind farm
  • Meet an adorable colony of wild fur seals and learn about their history of being hunted for their fur

Overview

 Explore an aspect of Wellington’s extraordinary natural flora and fauna with this half-day tour of Tongue Point Fur Seal colony.

Wellington’s dramatic landscape constantly witness the collision of nature’s wild forces, making it a home to mythical beasts and wondrous legends but also susceptible to being ravaged by earthquakes and cyclones. The exhilarating journey takes you past some of the city’s most famous icons on our way to the suburb of Karori and driving through a real slice of the countryside. We will also drive through the charming Terawhiti Station, then oldest working beef and sheep farm in New Zealand and also housing the country’s most modern wind farm. Driving through the farm, you will not only be able to savour some stunning panoramas but also be regaled with the farm’s fascinating history of farming, gold and quartz mining as well as generation of electricity.

Our route follows a live active fault line, over rocky beachfront and around headlands, and the views are to die for. In fact, if the weather is clear enough, you can witness three fabulous displays of Mama Nature - the point where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean the tumultuous waters of Cook Strait separating the North and South Islands, and the distant mountain ranges of the South Island. Finally, we’ll arrive at the mesmerising colony of New Zealand’s wild Fur Seals, protected at a working farm. You can watch them play around, getting in and out of the water, taking care of their pups and so much more, all while learning all about their species and the history of being hunted for their fur. Although the seal colony resides in the region through the year, their numbers peak between May and August so you might want to plan your travels accordingly - because, trust us when we say this is possibly the most adorable scene you would have witnessed!

About The Supplier: Wellington Nature Tours’ range covers both the flora and fauna of the area; some of which are unique to the country. Handpicking New Zealand’s best scenery, they are dedicated to giving visitors a wonderful, memorable experience - no matter how long the stay.

Inclusions

  • Live Guide (Accompanied by the best!)
  • Hotel Transport (Your ride’s on us!)
  • Morning/Afternoon Tea (Your cuppa is on us!)
  • 4 wheel-drive (The drive to thrill!)
  • New Zealand Fur Seal Colony and Farm entry (Adorable meets on point!)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (If you’re feeling generous, though, go right ahead!)

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