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Natureland Zoo

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Address: 1 Hounsell Circle | Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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+64 3-548 6166
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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Natureland is Nelson's zoo and wildlife conservation centre where you can...

Natureland is Nelson's zoo and wildlife conservation centre where you can get up close and personal to some unique New Zealand natives like Tuatara and Kea. Hang with the monkeys and get hands on with a range of interesting domestic animals. We are proud to be a community focused charitable trust so come on in and lets have a conservation conversation.

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Great place for children

This is a small but fun and interesting zoo, with animals that you can get close to. Lots of feeding times to fill a visit and the keepers are willing to talk about the animals... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
BarbRW
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Abingdon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with our 3 year old son and he loved feeding the animals with the very reasonably priced pellets($1 for a small bag). The visit was well worth the $25 we paid for the 3 of us.

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Thank Adam G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice visit and the little monkeys were very cute BUT as we have a disabled son there was no Disability Parking spots which I did enquire about with staff who directed me to the Council and on enquiry to the Council they said there was disabled parking there but we had a good hunt for it but failed to... More 

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Thank boatwrightp
Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love natureland. The staff are friendly and informed, the animals interesting (although often they're full and not interested in food) and the trampoline and sandpit allow parents a chance to sit and relax. A great experience.

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Thank SuaveWellington
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't been here for around 15 years, so it was a very pleasant surprise to see all the growth here. The animals were great, many allowing to be fed or petted. Teenagers really enjoyed this.

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Thank kiwi-shopper
Abingdon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small but fun and interesting zoo, with animals that you can get close to. Lots of feeding times to fill a visit and the keepers are willing to talk about the animals and answer questions. Nice picnic area as well.

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Thank BarbRW
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

lovely zoo with some great animals, perfect for any animal lover, good mix of native and exotic animals

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Thank Alison S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

There seems to be a lot of work going into modernising Natureland, with a lot more diversity of animal exhibits being finished and built. There is the potential for something exciting. However, I do remember there being more animals to feed in the past, and less need for (sponsored) trampolines and sandpits to entertain the kids who are unable to... More 

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Thank RihariNZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Such a fan of this little zoo, we loved the little pigs and monkeys, could have spent a full afternoon here!

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Okinawa, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I visited in December 2016 with my 2 children (aged 6 & 3) and we had a great time. there was actually some construction work going on with one of the buildings so they only charged us 50% of the usual ticket price. We enjoyed walking around and our visit timed with the porcupine feeding/talk which was really neat &... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Good location. Small but very weel maintained. Lots of activities for kids. Relaxing for parents. Recommended! A part of th zoo is under construction for the moment.

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