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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: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
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USD 63.46*
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Zealandia by Night Tour
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USD 89.59*
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“night tour” (146 reviews)
“native birds” (163 reviews)
“bird life” (141 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 yesterday

Great tracks and a lot of amazing bird life to see.Learn the history of the place,relax and enjoy.Have a cold drink and something to eat afterwards.I am sure you will find something to buy in the gift shop to take home from your experience here.

Thank alan h
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I went on a twilight tour of Zealandia which he included a short video before heading into the Sanctuary. We returned the next day (at no cost) for a short visit and ended spending 4.5 hours hiking, bird watching and enjoying the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great for a walk - be it long or short - and a visitor experience inside for those wet and windy days, or just to get more out of your visit into the fenced enclosure. Make use of the volunteer guides for even more insider...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a day tour in advance through the Wellington iSite Visitor Centre; free shuttle return transfer was included and guaranteed. Guided group tours are capped at 10 people, which I think is a great idea to keep group tours personal and...More

Thank Chantal S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous tracks through the bush to wander in and see amazing bird life , just at arms length away. Well worth a trip...watch the kaka at their feeding stations, Cost me $20 admission and your ticket can be used for 2 days in a row....sooo...More

Thank BusGrl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have been wanting to go to Zealandia for ages but never seemed to have the time when visiting Wellington but finally we did and it was worth the wait. Very friendly and helpful staff but we opted not to have a tour. Give yourselves plenty...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Zealandia was a fantastic wildlife sanctuary. We enjoyed the bush walks and loved seeing our native animals in their natural habitat.

Thank trudy_11
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a night tour and weren't very impressed. There was a mix-up with the personnel on the tour before us and we ended up getting a late start. Our guide was nice enough and quite informative. It was raining the whole tour and...More

Thank GSauce82
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be there as just as they refilled all the feeders so got to see a lot of the birds. It was pretty special seeing takahe for the first time. Also the kaka were something special. Very relaxing walk around native...More

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This eco-sanctuary is so much better than the promotional features. Just sitting listening to the huge variety of bird calls was so peaceful and very inspiring. So much endangered bird life protected by a predator fence this close to the city shows what can be...More

Thank sandya1504
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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 Cecil121 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely go there if raining. We are locals and we time our visits for rain - partly to avoid other people! Seriously, the birds are more likely to be out n about if less people. Just dress for the conditions. My other... More
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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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