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Staglands Wildlife Reserve

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2362 Akatarawa Road | Upper Hutt, Wellington 5372, New Zealand
+64 4-526 7529
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Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe is less than an hour from Wellington and a 'must see' attraction for anyone either living in or visiting Wellington. Staglands offers a unique experience for people of all ages to feed and freely interact with a wide range of native and exotic birds and animals in an environment that has been created with nature's materials. Open daily 9:30am-5pm. Adults $22, Children $11 (3 and under no charge)
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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tractor ride” (25 reviews)
“upper hutt” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2362 Akatarawa Road | Upper Hutt, Wellington 5372, New Zealand
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+64 4-526 7529
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"tractor ride"
in 25 reviews
"feed the animals"
in 24 reviews
"upper hutt"
in 26 reviews
"guinea pigs"
in 14 reviews
"windy road"
in 14 reviews
"animal food"
in 9 reviews
"petting zoo"
in 9 reviews
"friendly animals"
in 7 reviews
"great family day"
in 16 reviews
"swing bridge"
in 9 reviews
"family outing"
in 10 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 9 reviews
"all ages"
in 29 reviews
"whole family"
in 16 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 9 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 14 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

To start off it is a little out of the way, however, it is worth it. You could definitely spend a couple of hours there. My personal advice is to buy a lot of food for the animals. As soon as you walk out there...More

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for making the time to come visit us out here at Staglands Wildlife Reserve and for your lovely 5* review!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed by all. As soon as you walk in and are welcomed by the friendly staff then the birds! Tractor ride was enjoyed by all .. need your 50 cents or smile for the return trip

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for this wonderful 5* review! We're very glad to read you had such an enjoyable time from start to finish and we are looking forward to having you join us again on the Tractor Trailer ride here at Staglands.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to spend your day, with or without kids, to enjoy the friendly animals, feed the big beasts and walk around on that beautiful scenery. Dont forget to bring your own food as well and make a great picnic surrounded by beautiful birds...More

Thank Eddie S
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for this wonderful 5* review! It's lovely to read that even during winter you managed a day outside enjoying a picnic. See you again soon at Staglands.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great day at Staglands with my husband and son. Wonderful for my son to interact with the animals and get a nice walk in too.

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! Great that your family had a wonderful time! See you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staglands is by far a must go place in wellington. The fact you get to interract with the animals and feed them is top notch. Try go on an overcast school day when the park isn't too busy cause having it almost to yourself guarantees...More

Thank Areta H
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh wow! Thank you for this 5* review! Great that you enjoyed Staglands' beauty and the wonders of interacting with our animals! See you again soon at Staglands!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

May be a fair drive off the main roads but well worth the effort. Plant to spend a couple of hours, take your time going around. interacting with the animals, in spacious indoor and outdoor enclosures, fantastic experience

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! Great to know of your fantastic experience! See you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice family outing at Staglands. Great walks, quite a nice little adventure. Wasn't that sunny but didn't make a difference for us

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful 5* review! Staglands sure is a great venue for a family outing. See you again soon at Staglands!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter loves this place - we have a year pass. The road to it is narrow in places so drive carefully - especially if you're not used to narrow roads. I also suggest if you have a stroller to have an all terrain one...More

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Thank Maria C
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and recommendations! See you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first experience of Staglands left us wanting more. Our children loved interacting with all the animals, feeding them, exploring the 'old' ruins, tractor ride and playing in the children's area. We loved getting away from it all & just to enjoy the scenery &...More

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful 5* review! It's great to know your children loved their day out at Staglands! We'd love to have you back. See you again soon at Staglands!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent and marvalous place to spend family time. An amazing experience. My son loves the close interaction with the animals and birds. We would love to come back again. Staglands thank you very much....

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this fantastic 5* review! Always a pleasure to have families visit here. It's also great for kids to get these interactions with animals as it also helps with their holistic development. Looking forward to see you again at Staglands!

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Monucci17
2 February 2017|
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Response from Staglands W | Property representative |
Hi there, Our free tractor trailer rides run during weekends, public holidays and school holidays from 11.30am - 3.30pm, circumstances allowing. April school holidays run from 14th April - 1st May. Therefore if you are... More
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Princefrog84
31 December 2016|
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Response from Staglands W | Property representative |
Thanks for all the helpful comments! As mentioned above we are open everyday but Christmas, last entry to the Reserve is 5pm and cafe is 4.30pm.
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steph749
19 September 2015|
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Hi There, Tere is no public transport available for Staglands. Visitors require their own transport to get here. We are located within one hours drive of Wellington Central.
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