Great Eco Day Out Picton combo includes a cruise to Kaipupu point with Beachcomber Cruises and admission to Ecoworld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
Kaipupu Point - Beachcomber Cruises
- Duration: 2 Hours
- Check in time: 15mins before departure
Kaipupu Point is a community project which aims to restore a 40 hectare 'mainland island' in Picton harbour. We are pleased to be able to offer water transport across to the sanctuary working alongside the Kaipupu Point Sanctuary Trust and DOC to ensure the safe running and protection of these native birds.
Join Beachcomber Cruises as we transport you by boat to Kaipupu point to see bellbirds, Tui, Robin, little blue penguin, grey warbler, Kereru, and other endangered birds.
We recommend 2 hours on Kaipupu point, take a self guided walk and explore this beautiful island.
Make sure you get the Toyota Kiwi Guardians code at the lookout, then go to the DOC website and put in the Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.
Ecoworld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Meet amazing Marlborough Sounds creatures up close
Touch our rare living dinosaur (Tuatara - can live up to 250 years)
Get close to rescued Little Penguin*, native fish and more
✓conservation in action ✓nature ✓heritage ✓explore & learn ✓family–friendly ✓FUN
Get up close and discover some of the amazing animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds. EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff share with you outstanding, intimate animal experiences with our animals that have been rescued, donated or bred by us.
“New Zealand is a Biological Ark. 80% of New Zealand's native species are found nowhere else on Earth. Most of EcoWorld’s animals come from the Marlborough Sounds whose nearshore rocky reefs are diverse, capable of endless surprise, murky, cold and difficult to visit. Rocky reefs are haven for rare and endangered species which contributes to their fascination which we share with you.”
John Reuhman Director
(*Exhibits may change without notice)