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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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USD 14.55*
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Zealandia: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
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USD 63.44*
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Zealandia by Night Tour
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USD 89.56*
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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” (134 reviews)
“native birds” (150 reviews)
“bird life” (134 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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 4 days ago

If you like nature Zealandia is worth a visit. The sanctuary offers many walks and has lots of native birds which you can see. Note that to get the best experience, you should take your time while having a stroll, and on a nice day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a night tour to Zealandia on the 31st of August. the tour started at 5.30 before sunset, as we are walking into the park, I was truly amazed by how this land has been sitting right by my door step and i didn't...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not wanting to sound negative, but this type of activity leaves me cold. Yes its interesting, yes it has cost a lot of money to develop, yes its protecting our wildlife, but it doesnt switch me on. It is well looked after and the tour...More

Thank kalql8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you had a choice of going to Kapiti Island or Zelandia I'd choose Kapiti, but that is a full day trip. If you only have a few hours then Zealandia is good and handy to Wellington. I've been a few times and there are...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sanctuary itself is amazing. There is so much to see and discover. It's amazing what they managed to do on land. I would definitively recommend to visit this sanctuary. However, I would no recommend the night walk. I was really looking forward to it,...More

Thank Siem4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in September for afternoon guided tour. I The guide (a volunteer) was very knowledgeable and pleasant, and helped us to see so much more than we would have done alone. This is a really beautiful place, easily accessible just a few minutes from centre...More

Thank RMX17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid for the guided tour which was definitely worth it due to the expert knowledge of our warm and friendly guide Manuella. We saw a good portion of the site and learnt a great deal about the aims and values of the site as...More

Thank Kanetsugu13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zealandia is at the top of the cable car ride. Plan your trip as there is a free shuttle bus but it only runs at certain times, I missed it and had to walk about 30 minutes to the place. Although it was a beautiful...More

Thank ThePhoenixRose
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for the morning. You will probably need a few hours to walk to the end and back. There is a free boat tour! where you get to see the sanctuary from a different perspective.

Thank Edomon
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place! We were pleasantly surprised to see this mini “jungle” just minutes from the capitol city. They have a pick up bus from town which is complimentary and last bus to come back is at 15.45 hrs. It was raining on the...More

Thank Kalindi D
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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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