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Photo credits:  Adam Lawrence Slater.All rights reserved by the photographer.

The 2018 bat night season is here! Below are events to be held across NZ.


Bat Tour

Waikato Museum  

1 Grantham St, Hamilton

Friday 23rd February (6.30pm - 8.30pm)

Friday 9th and 23rd March (6.00pm - 8.00pm)


Ever wondered what creatures come out at night in Hamilton city? Book into one of our famous Bat Tours and find out!

Join us for an entertaining and informative experience at the Museum, before we go out bat spotting with our bat detectors at Hammond Park. If we’re lucky, we’ll hear the bats or even see them as they hunt for their evening snack. We'll also explore the boardwalk and keep our eyes open for other nocturnal animals such as glow-worms, eels and more. Children must be age 5+ and accompanied by an adult.

This event starts at Waikato Museum and ends in Hammond Park, Hillcrest. You will need to provide your own transport to Hammond Park.


Please note: this is an outdoor tour so dress for the weather. Wear suitable outdoor footwear and pack a raincoat just in case.


Cost: $15 adult, $6 child, $35 family (2 adults + 2 children)


Bookings are essential and numbers are limited.

Eventbrite - Waikato Museum April School Holiday Programme - Hamilton


Supported by Waikato Regional Council and Kessels Ecology.

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Australasian Bat Night Events - New Zealand

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