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Bat Walk Tour

Bat Walk Tour

On this two hour tour we will take you to a survey area where bats are known to fly over at dusk, giving you the best possible chance to hear and maybe even see these incredible little creatures.


NZ$ 118.00

Per Person


  • Look and listen for NZ critically endangered Long-tailed bats

  • Knowledgeable guides will be on hand to answer your questions and assist with bat detection

  • complete a survey to aid in the conservation of Long-tailed bats


Full Description

On this two hour, small group tour (maximum of four people) we will take you to one of the Catlins Bat Project's main survey areas where bats are recorded regularly; even during the winter months. Here we will show you how to use a bat detector and supply you with a headlamp and high viz. Your guide will scan the night sky with night vision goggles, pointing you to any bats seen flying towards the group. 


Bat detectors, binoculars, headlamps and night vision goggles on loan for the evening

Experienced guides on hand to answer your questions

Meeting Point

The tour departs from Earthlore - 129 Hinahina Road, Owaka approximately twenty minutes before sunset. Come to the carpark at the top of the drive where we will have our courtsey van waiting.

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

As bats are wild creatures, if none are heard we will refund 20% of the ticket price or you may elect to book another night free of charge.


NZ$ 118.00

Per Person

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129 Hinahina Rd, Owaka, New Zealand, 9586

Bat Walk

InclusionsLook and listen for New Zealand's critically endangered Long-tailed batsBat detectors, binoculars, headlamps and night vision googles on loan for the eveningExperienced guides on hand to answer your questions
Duration: 2 Hours
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