Rotokare Night Tours

Rotokare Night Tours

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365 Sangster Road

365 Sangster Road

Rawhitiroa, Taranaki 4398

New Zealand

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

This winter at Rotokare, join us to discover kiwi, ruru, mokomoko, wētā, kōura, and other creatures of the night in a whole new light.

About this event

NB Night Tour Friday 8th July has been cancelled due to expected weather.

What to Expect

At 6pm, we will welcome you into our Education Centre, run though our health & safety requirements, and introduce you to our special taonga here at Rotokare. Following this, we will head out into the wild for 90 minutes, depending on what wildlife we encounter.

Rotokare is home to more than 200 kiwi, an abundance of ruru, titiwai/glowworms, mokomoko/lizards, wētā, tuna/eels, kōura/crayfish, and other nocturnal critters. These are wild animals in their natural habitat – viewing cannot be guaranteed.

In our experience, groups that are very quiet are more likely to have wildlife encounters.

For private group bookings, contact us on contact@rotokare.org.nz (minimum numbers and pricing will apply).

What to bring

• Warm, layered clothing and accessories (it can get chilly here)

• Wet weather jacket

• Sturdy walking boots or gumboots

• White light torch (for visibility)

• OPTIONAL red light torch (for kiwi viewing)

Ticket Prices

• Adults - $15

• Children (4-17 years) - $7.50

• Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) - $45

Booking fee applies.

Please note: When booking your tickets, if less than 10 tickets show on the drop down box, these are the only remaining tickets. If this number is less than your group size, you will not be able to book in all of your group for that date.

Location & Travel Times

The approximate travel times to Rotokare Scenic Reserve, Sangster Road, Rawhitiroa are:

• Stratford: 25 -30 minutes

• Hāwera: 30-40 minutes

• New Plymouth: 70-80 minutes

Please plan your journey to arrive at Rotokare Scenic Reserve by 6pm.

You will enter the reserve through a set of double gates. Please check your vehicle for potential stowaway pests (rats & mice) before you enter the reserve.

Remember to drive slowly into the reserve, keeping a sharp eye out for wildlife.

Animals

No animals and pets are allowed at Rotokare Scenic Reserve (not even in your car!).

Parking

There is ample hard parking at Rotokare after the cattle stop. Please do not drive up to the Education Centre.

Toilets

Public toilets are available on-site.

Reporting Time

By 6pm at the Education Centre, up the drive from the first car park. Please arrive on time.

Terrain

Mostly flat terrain, suitable for children aged 4 and above. The walk is leisurely, approximately 2 km on a formed track. May be muddy at times.

Own Risk

The reserve is a natural wildlife area. It can be very dark at night. Instructions for your own health & safety will be given at the start of the tour.

Our guides are trained to prioritise your safety.

By joining this tour, you agree to take personal responsibility for your own safety and that of children in your care. Children must be supervised at all times.

Your health is important to us. Only attend if you are well.

Current COVID precautions and restrictions at the time of your tour will apply. You will be required to wear a mask when indoors.

Event Cancellation

In extreme weather, the event may be cancelled.

We will decide if cancellation is required by 24 hours before the scheduled start. In this case we will refund 100% of your ticket price. Booking fee is non-refundable.

Ticket Cancellation

(In the unlikely event that you no longer want to attend this fantastic tour)

To cancel your booking. email contact@rotokare.org.nz

A full refund of the ticket price will be given up to 7 days prior to the event. The booking fee is non-refundable.

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