This is a wonderful retreat, with some serious conservation work going on. NOt just a tourist gimmick.
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This is an amazing place. A man by the name of jim who we met came upon this idea to restore the wetlands of Wellington. Which were completely destroyed by the settlers and encroaching animals. What he and his staff did here is a miracle,...More
Zealandia is an enormous wildlife sanctuary of bushland in the suburbs (Kelburn/ Karori) pretty close to downtown Wellington (you can walk there, using the cable car, if you know where you're going). Becasue it's been fully fenced with a specially designed fence that keeps out...More
Extremely knowledgeable staff who were all helpful and happy to answer my idiot questions! I was loaned a mobility scooter which was so very thoughtful. Lots of birds but not always easy to see them.
We did a guided day tour of this preservation area, which we highly recommend. The sanctuary can be reached using a free shuttle that runs from downtown -- and comes back until 5:00pm. Our guide was amazing. Roy has been incredibly knowledgeable and affable. The...More
This is unlike any zoo anywhere. Instead of having caged animals on our land, Zealandia is a massive fenced in area (over 550 acres) that we humans enter to experience the wildlife in their natural habitat. There are well marked trails and a hike to...More
Very good morning looking at some interesting plants and animals. Great to see such conservation so close to the city and the care and dedication that is put into it. Great fun trying to glimpse some of the rare beasts that call Zealandia home!
A very well run wild life and sanctuary in Wellington giving animals and birds to enjoy in a safe and well kept natural environment. The guides are very helpful too if you need them. The trails are well maintained. However, a little more directional signs...More
Enjoyed this guided tour through the sanctuary today. Ray was a fabulous guide, extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and plant life through this place. What a fantastic attraction to see how the birds and animals are looked after, nurtured and studied. We saw many species...More
Amazing night tour a week ago. Guide was very knowledgeable and found us a kiwi. The kiwi and the glo-worms were a real highlight. Also took an international delegation on an afternoon guided tour this week. Once again the volunteer guide was a font of...More