Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary Escape




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  • Wildlife experience like no other
  • Renowned wildlife sanctuary
  • Native NZ animals including kaka, bush parrots, reptiles and insects

Tucked away in the hills yet just 10 minutes from downtown, Zealandia is the hidden gem of Wellington. A park with a host of birds, reptiles and other indigenous wildlife for you to marvel at, you'll get to witness these threatened species in a habitat where they are protected against predators.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Entry into the wildlife sanctuary and exhibitions
  • 2 hour self guided tour
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Short cruise on electric boat (subject to availability and weather dependent)

This award winning sanctuary this is one of the best places to see rare and endangered native wildlife in their natural environment. With the help of a specially-built predator-proof fence, see threatened species once again thriving just minutes from downtown Wellington.

Begin your visit by exploring the exhibition in the Visitor Centre and then head out into the sanctuary for a self-guided walk. Experience some of New Zealand’s most iconic residents, such as the tuatara, New Zealand’s living dinosaur; the kaka, a playful bush parrot; saddleback, hihi and many more. This is a must do for visitors to Wellington!

On the Day

Session Length

  • Open every day except Christmas Day
  • Open from 9am - 5pm
  • Last entry is at 4pm
  • Please allow 2 hours to explore the sanctuary

Dress Code

Please wear warm clothing and suitable footwear.

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