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ZEALANDIA Sanctuary

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53 Waiapu Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-920 9200
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ZEALANDIA is a heaven of tropical bliss right on the doorstep of Wellington City. Affectionately referred to as a hidden gem ZEALANDIA received international acclaim for the groundbreaking predator free 8.6km fence. Since the completion of the fence in 1999 ZEALANDIA has brought a number of native birds, reptiles and wildlife back from the brink of extinction where they now roam freely through the 225 hectare valley. A visit to ZEALANDIA is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a must for anyone visiting Wellington. There are a number treks to saunter, suitable for any fitness level. Alternatively step back in time with our interactive exhibition center or take a load off at the atmospheric Rata Café.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“night tour” (138 reviews)
“native birds” (154 reviews)
“bird life” (128 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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53 Waiapu Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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+64 4-920 9200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

saw native birds that we have never seen in the wild in our own country. Spent a long time bird spotting. Be prepared for a long walk and get the most out of your visit. The shuttle was great from Te papa and dropped us...More

Thank JMD925
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours. You will not be disappointed. Pick a nice day and don't forget the sunscreen.

Thank AriMelbourne
Reviewed 2 days ago

The birds are magnificent, though not as plentiful as one might think. This is due to a very wet winter, which reduced the insect population that bird need to survive and breed. The surroundings are beautiful, the bush and forest what one thinks of typical...More

Thank Gulliver07
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

this is a good place to visit while in wellington, i have been here before didnt see a takahe this time but saw lots of tui... you will know what i mean when you go there... admire the nice wee lighthouse as well

Thank Shelathexplorer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I felt I was a participant in a grand plan to establish a park area for future generations. This perhaps justified the entrance fee, for there isn't a lot to actually see.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an incredible place located just outside the city. The history and ethos of the place make this one of the most educational and Interesting places to visit. You will see do many different animals in a short period of time and enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free shuttle from the city centre (multiple potential pick up points). An excellent exhibition about the history of new zealand and its formation. Entry prices reasonable. In the sanctuary itself, a wonderful experience strolling through flora and fauna from the country's natural history, spotting birds...More

Thank Finbarr M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a tour with Kevin as my docent. There were 8 of us and he made sure we all viewed up close the many sights of flora and fauna. The enthusiasm of all the employees at this attraction was commendable. You really feel that...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 1 week ago

loved this place went here twice during my last visit to wellington and go every time i come. beautiful scenery and walks beautiful animals. great cafe. and a small museum, there is parking at the entrance as well as a mini bus that picks up...More

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place!!! Very beautiful, nice place for a wander. Lovely birds. We did a free guided walk, it was really worth it. The inside display and short movie thing was great. Cafe was nice too. We took the free Shuttle from isite downtown, very nice...More

Thank Christina C
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Lexie W
7 May 2017|
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Response from BluePoppyNZ | Reviewed this property |
yes. spaces big enough for campervan so too
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RogerBorchers
10 March 2017|
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Response from Liam E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you could still go if raining but would advise being dressed for the conditions as it is very much so being in nature. Expect that it will be muddy as well.
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Audrey B
23 February 2017|
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Response from 337alliep | Reviewed this property |
Wandering by yourself in the park should give you access to all of the same places, I think. About the kiwis: They are definitely only active at night, but if you don't want to go on an evening tour, you might want to try... More
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