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Ecoworld New Zealand tour from Marlborough Sounds

Get close to  rare living fossil (Tuatara).  Get close to rescued Little Blue Penguin

Have fun discovering amazing creatures that live in the Marlborough Sounds New Zealand

✓conservation in action     ✓nature     ✓heritage     ✓explore & learn     ✓family – friendly     ✓FUN

EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff share with you outstanding animal experiences.   You discover some of the amazing animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds. 

All our animals have been rescued by us, donated to us or bred by us.

per adult from




1 to 2 hours


Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Food and drinks
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Important Visitor Information

    Opening hours Daily 

    9.30am-7.30pm Summer. 

    9.30am-5.30pm Winter

    Talks and animal feeding 11am & 2pm daily

    Tour - Behind the Scenes (where our staff go)* 10am & 1pm daily

    Tour - Close Encounters 12pm & 3pm daily

    How long for your visit:  Allow at least 1.5 hours for a tour and feeding

    Access Flat with 2 gentle ramp areas.  Easy wheelchair access

    Located 95 metres from the Interislander ferry terminal and railway station.
    •Tuataras - New Zealand’s very rare “living fossil”
    •Little Blue Penguins - Wildlife Rehabilitation Refuge
    •Yellow and Red Kakariki - endangered parrots
    •Seahorses - New Zealand pot-bellied seahorses
    •Giant Squid - “Monster of the deep” 
    •Fish - species from the Marlborough Sounds
    •Lizards, frogs, turtle refuge etc.
    •Orca and Hectors Dolphin - life size models
    •Touch pool, kid’s area, movies, shells, displays etc.

    “New Zealand is a Biological Ark.  Its biodiversity (variety of all life) is more primitive than most other countries.  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, cold, murky, dark  and difficult to visit.  These nearshore rocky reefs provide haven  for rare and endangered species which contributes to their fascination which we share with you.” John Reuhman Director
  • Departure Point :
    Picton, Picton, Marlborough Region, South Island
    Traveler pickup is offered
    @ EcoWorld AquariumPorts
    • Picton Interislander Vehicle Check-In, 3 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by EcoWorld Aquarium Limited

Activity ID: V-58280P1

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