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ZEALANDIA Sanctuary

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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...more
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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 2 days ago via mobile

I was amazed at just how big Zealandia is, the walks range from brief to all day with a variety of terrain. The tuatara are really cool to try and find in their natural habitat too.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Zealandia today and I loved. Such an amazing experience to see New Zealand wildlife up so close in their natural environment. Seeing Kakas feeding and a tuatara sunning himself was just the best. Some of the walking tracks were a bit muddy underfoot so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nznatann
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved walking through the indigenous plant life to come across native birds and reptiles. It’s a (mostly) predator free wildlife sanctuary so you get to see a lot of rare birds. Well worth the visit if you can afford it. If my children were any...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a really interesting evening tour by torchlight. We set out with Troy as our guide at dusk as the birds were preparing to roost. Great to hear as well as see. We were taken around the site and Troy explained how and why...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What absolutely amazed me was how up close you get to see the birds!! Rare and endangered species come and sit near you within meters. I had expectations that this would be birds in cages - but there was none of that. Nature and humans...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the free morning shuttle van on Wakefield Street (across the street from the Info Centre) at 9:30am. We paid for two regular admissions (no guide) and entered. Instead of following the red route counter-clockwise as shown on the map, we took the left...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandy5259
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a beautiful night in November. Saw a variety of bird life, glowworms, tuatara, fish.. insects, plants, no kiwi on the night. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge. Fascinating work they do here and I wish them well for their 500 year vision....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Zealandia both daytime and with night tour! Love the place and what they have done! Marvellous animals and beautiful nature! Saw all the birds except the rare Takahe (it had a chick and its area was therefore closed as not to disturb their breeding....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EyvindJohansson
ZEALANDIA-Sanctuary, Marketing Administrator at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, We're really glad to hear you enjoyed your tour, and thank you for understand our need to close the takahē lawn! As for your feedback about your tour guide, we would like to follow up on this - please contact our Tours Team at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The night tour is the opportunity to see some kiwi. I think we were unusually lucky as we saw 5 (including a pair), but there are also other indiginous nocturnal animals on the itinery - so you are likely to see something you won't otherwise...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mythaluk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have not visited this place in the daytime but during dusk and night time (8pm to 10.30pm) it’s amazing. We had a brill guide who managed to find a number of creatures to view including Kiwi. The glow worms just lit up the forest...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gailjean77
2 November 2018|
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Response from Michaelaaugust | Reviewed this property |
You definitely get to see a selection of birds during a day tour, make sure to keep a look out as birds are working away through the bark and what not :) As for seeing a kiwi, I haven't managed to see one there yet...next... More
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Lexie W
6 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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