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Staglands Wildlife Reserve

#8 of 236 things to do in Wellington Features Animals
2362 Akatarawa Road | Upper Hutt, Wellington 5372, New Zealand
+64 4-526 7529
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Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe is less than an hour from Wellington and a 'must see' attraction for anyone either living in or visiting Wellington. Staglands offers a unique experience for people of all ages to feed and freely interact with a wide range of native and exotic birds and animals in an environment that has been created with nature's materials. Open daily 9:30am-5pm. Adults $22, Children $11 (3 and under no charge)
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“upper hutt” (22 reviews)
“tractor ride” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2362 Akatarawa Road | Upper Hutt, Wellington 5372, New Zealand
+64 4-526 7529
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a lovely place, not only is it simply pretty countryside the animals are fun, the avaries are fabulous and the staff are wonderful, so friendly and happy. I found this so peaceful and just a great place to enjoy nature. The cafe is a...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice animal park in the bush in Upper Hutt, about 45 mins. north of Wellington. Great for families. Has a nice cafe and facilities for a picnic. Even a bbq. A bit of an adventuresome drive to get there but it's fun.

Thank neilfrank79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids both young and old love Staglands. We have visited several times and the interaction with the animals is a highlight for all. Planning to visit again soon. Well worth the windy road trip to get there - you will not be disappointed.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great family experience, but if you are a campervan driver beware. Also you will have great difficulty if your kids get car-sick. Not so bad from the Upper Hutt side, but the drive from the Waikanae side can be, well... harrowing. Narrow, winding roads, and...More

Thank Hermanicus
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is a beautiful place. We came one day with my brother and nieces. We all absolutely loved it. It was much bigger than I thought and well laid out. Might be a challenge for folk with limited mobility but worked well for us. It...More

Thank SusanC C
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I came here with my boyfriend for a day out on my 20th birthday. As someone who grew up on a farm but now lives in Wellington central, I miss the animals a lot so this was a really nice way to feel like I...More

Thank allysbelly
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love this place. It's a 45 min drive from home and our 3 yr old knows where exactly we are going when we turn left at Brown Owl! The animals are tame and friendly and you are guaranteed a great experience every time....More

Thank TravellingMummyof1
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Staglands is a beautiful nature park that you can easily spend the best part of the day exploring. Our young kids loved it, especially feeding the animals, toasting marshmallows and the tractor ride. Also the little wagon on the train tracks was a big winner....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Great outdoor excursion anytime of year. Staglands is a walk-around park where you can feed birds and animals as you go. Kids of all ages will love this. I'd caution those squeamish about animals or nature though - for many parts of the park there...More

Thank Belle H
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We've been here quite a few times over the years. And last year we re-homed our beloved Red Earred slider turtle to Staglands. They have a lovely big pool and promised to look after him for us. He got much too big for us. Staglands...More

Thank Sally S
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2 February 2017|
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Response from Staglands | Property representative |
Hi there, Our free tractor trailer rides run during weekends, public holidays and school holidays from 11.30am - 3.30pm, circumstances allowing. April school holidays run from 14th April - 1st May. Therefore if you are... More
1 January 2017|
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Response from Staglands | Property representative |
Thanks for all the helpful comments! As mentioned above we are open everyday but Christmas, last entry to the Reserve is 5pm and cafe is 4.30pm.
20 September 2015|
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Response from Staglands | Property representative |
Hi There, Tere is no public transport available for Staglands. Visitors require their own transport to get here. We are located within one hours drive of Wellington Central.