Kaipupu Point Mainland Wildlife Sanctuary

Take a short shuttle ride to a comfortable launch and cruise 15 minutes to Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary. Located on a peninsula, the sanctuary is protected by predator-proof fence and the birdlife is now flourishing. An army of local volunteers and generous donations helped create this safe haven for native wildlife. At the Dolphin Bay jetty, set off on a guided loop track walk of 3.2 km, passing traps and tunnels alongside designed to eliminate any predators that might have escaped capture. Hear and see native birds, fantails, kereru, weka, silvereyes, grey warbler, tui, bellbirds and kingfishers. You may spot shorebirds all around the rocky coastline, including cormorants (pied, spotted shag and little shags), little blue penguins, black-backed gulls, red-billed gulls, welcome swallows and South Island pied oystercatchers. Continue on the undulating path and pass through a mature stand of beech forest en route to stunning views of Picton and the harbour in the distance and your ship docked at Shakespeare Bay.
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  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $109.99
    Children (12 & under) from $54.99


Please bring your camera!


Enjoy a light refreshment

Special Notes

Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water Minimum age: 10 years Although likely, wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
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