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Staglands Wildlife Reserve

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Address: 2362 Akatarawa Road | Upper Hutt, Wellington 5372, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 4-526 7529
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe is less than an hour from Wellington...

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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Absolutely loved it here

My daughter and I really enjoyed our visit - we love any chance to interact with animals and there was no shortage here. Pigs goats sheep horses ducks geese cattle deer emu you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I really enjoyed our visit - we love any chance to interact with animals and there was no shortage here. Pigs goats sheep horses ducks geese cattle deer emu you name it they had it. All accessible (either over the fence or right in with them in a lot of cases) and happy for a feed or... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A few of us went on a weekday. Great for a relaxing day and seeing and feeding the deer and other animals and looking at how life used to be

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I came down here to visit some family friends and they took us to staglands wildlife reserve and I loved it. This was a fun enjoyable day. The park is filled with heaps of different animals in different enclosures. We were able to get up really close with all the animals and feed them too. I would recommend this attraction... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Staglands with my parents and although the day was cold the sun was out. The animals were all so lovely (except watch out for the big horse- he likes to bite) and out and about doing their thing. I noticed a rabbit didn't look so well so I got in contact with the ranger who... More 

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely 5* review. We hope you can visit again soon. More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in recently doing the cross range drive from Waikanae to Upper Hutt. Miserable wet & windy day however had a nice morning tea, friendly staff and animals that did pop out in the rain!

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review - please come again soon - when the sun is shining we hope!! More 

Waikanae, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. This is an amazing Wildlife Reserve. A beautiful place to spend the whole day. A lovely café at the top if you need a coffee. At the bottom is the barn where you can have a picnic lunch inside or outdoors......rain or shine. Take the children on a ride through the stream and here about the old building on... More 

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Wow thanks for your wonderful 5* review and for sharing some snippets about Staglands. We hope lots of people take your advise and come and enjoy our wildlife paradise for themselves :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place the environment , the wildlife , the gardens and landscape itself is beautiful . I enjoyed the bus ride to Staglands lovely scenic views .

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review. Please come again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my husband and 11 month old. There are lots of animals for the little ones to see up close and interact with, it exceeded our expectations! The reserve has a great set up and path to follow, a few areas to rest and picnic. My only regret was bringing along our pram as it was a bit tricky... More 

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your very informative 5* review. Always lovely to hear we have exceeded expectations! We hope you can visit again soon. More 

Upper Hutt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting of the reserve is beautiful. It's a great place to take a picnic and walk around. The highlight for one of the kids was the tractor ride (free). He went on it twice and would have loved to stay for longer. It was easy enough to push a pram around which was a bonus. The animals were friendly.... More 

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your informative review. Our free tractor rides are very popular and great fun for adults and children alike. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much fun to be had, could spend the whole day there! The actual journey in the car to get there was the worst part With very narrow winding roads. Good selection of food available at the caffe, coffee could be improved. Perfect for a picnic.

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Great to hear you had a lovely day at Staglands. Lots of people come for a whole day trip - we hope you can too next time you visit. More 

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