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Sirocco: Come Face to Face with a Living Legend: SOLD OUT

Sirocco: Come Face to Face with a Living Legend: SOLD OUT

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  • Thu 10 Nov ’11, 8:45pm – 9:45pm
  • Fri 11 Nov ’11, 8:45pm – 9:45pm
  • Sat 12 Nov ’11, 8:45pm – 9:45pm
  • Sun 13 Nov ’11, 8:45pm – 9:45pm
  • Mon 14 Nov ’11, 8:45pm – 9:45pm
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ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary, Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $39.50
  • Child (3-14 years): $19.50
  • Family (2 adults & up to 3 kids): $98.50
  • Under 3s (must be accompanied 1:1 by adult): $0.00



29 September - 14 November
Multiple tours per night - see our website.

Meet one of only 131 kākāpō left on the planet, a YouTube sensation!

You will tell your grandchildren about the day you came face to face with a living legend. Sirocco is one of only 131 kākāpō left on the planet and DOC are flying him to Wellington for a special one-month assignment: to charm Wellingtonians and help raise awareness for conservation and the Kākāpō Recovery Programme.

Learn more and book online now: www.visitzealandia.com/kakapo

Sirocco found fame after attempting to mate with a BBC zoologist’s head! The clip has been viewed more than 3 million times: http://bit.ly/q135NK

"Sirocco is a great friend of mine and I'm delighted to hear that he has become a roving ambassador raising much-needed support for his fellow endangered kākāpō. I wish him well in Wellington and urge everyone to take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet him face-to-face. But do learn from my mistake - and don't let him get anywhere near your head." Mark Carwardine, BBC Zoologist.

There are a limited number of sessions available every evening after dark. You will receive an indoors introduction at our Visitor Centre, including a short film, then head out in to the sanctuary valley to come face to face with the strange and charismatic Sirocco – an encounter to remember! Your viewing time with Sirocco will last approximately 25 minutes.

Our members get special privileges - 25% off their admission to Sirocco tours - as well as an annual pass and participation in a 500 year local restoration project. We’re offering Sirocco visitors 25% off membership at ZEALANDIA! See www.visitzealandia.com/kakapo for more information.

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