Boat arriving at Kaipupu Sanctuary
Image: Rachel Russell | ©


Discover New Zealand’s unique wildlife just 10 minutes by boat from Picton.
  • Walk to the lookout with stunning views across the inner Marlborough Sounds.
  • Enjoy the ride there and back – look out for NZ fur seals, dolphins and seabirds.
  • Carefully lift the lid of our penguin boxes – is anyone home?
  • See who has left their footprints behind in the sand stations.
  • Jump off the jetty.

Get ready

Download the Kaipupu Sanctuary adventure map (PDF, 1,841K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Access to the Sanctuary is by boat only – catch a water taxi from Picton.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Kaipupu Sanctuary code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

About Kaipupu Sanctuary

Kaipupu Sanctuary is a community project to help protect native plant and animal species. Find out more about Kaipupu Sanctuary

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