Wild Wellington Seal Colony & Farm

  • Port

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Information not currently available.

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Depart from the pier and travel past some of Wellington's most famous landmarks.

You're headed up Tinakori Hill for a breathtaking view over Wellington and the harbor. En route, you will pass through the suburb of Karori and drive through a real slice of rural New Zealand at Terawhiti Station. This is one of the North Island's largest farms, owned by the same family since 1850. Learn about the fascinating history of the area and its connections to Wellington. Thanks to the roads installed for the adjacent wind farm, Terawhiti is now a working farm again. Learn how the farm is being diversified to get the most out of the area without damaging the natural environment. And keep an eye out for some of the 3,000 wild goats on the property -- they will not be fazed by your presence. Stop for refreshments at a wild seal colony. Get close (but not too close) to a native New Zealand fur seal. In the distance, you can see the famous Leaning Lighthouse -- a Wellington landmark usually seen only from the Cook Strait ferry. This is one of Wellington's oldest and most remote lighthouses. Notes:Participants must be able to climb up into a 4x4 vehicle. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat, light jacket and sunscreen.