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Staglands Wildlife Reserve

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Open Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Staglands Wildlife Reserve Entry Ticket
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“upper hutt”(28 reviews)
About
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...more
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to do in such a beautiful setting. Our whole family loved being there. We really enjoyed seeing all of the different animals and interacting with them, the tractor ride and learning about the history of the place!!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5* review! We are delighted to know you enjoyed your recent visit here! There is so much to do and see that visitors can spend a day just roaming around Staglands. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the family. Being able to see the animals up close and being able to feed and pat them is great. A lovely walk aswell

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! It is indeed a good opportunity to get up close and personal with birds and animals here at our park. We hope you had a wonderful time on your visit. See you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent for children, adults, birthday parties, cafe, groups, barbecue. Beautiful atmosphere, excellent setting

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5* review! We hope you had a wonderful time on your recent visit. Yes, we do cater to group bookings and functions for both kids and adults. We hope to see you again soon at Staglands!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good if you like animals. Expensive. Tractor ride is anticlimatic... short so do not wait around for it. Do not go if you are from a farming background. Great for townies. Beautiful setting...let the kids play in the creek. You kept asking for a review...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed you beautiful setting and a play in the creek. We are sorry, however, to hear you felt our admission price was expensive. Unlike comparable organisations in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It may be a narrow road to get there but it’s great fun once you’re there. I’d recommend half day with children as there’s lots to see. Great opportunity to see NZ bird & some animal life up close. Also can buy pellets to feed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! It's great that you were able to enjoy your interaction with our birds and animals. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandering around seeing all the animals is brilliant. They’re clearly well cared for, and my girls love the chance to feed them. But when it comes to feeding the humans, I’ve been disappointed each time. Clearly in such a rural area the cafe has a...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are pleased that your family have enjoyed interacting with our animals however sorry to hear that we have not met your expectations in terms of our café service. Running a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We give our family & gran kids, a voucher for a day out, as a Xmas present each year & this time we chose Staglands. I was very impressed with the set up of the attraction. It catered for all of the large group, we...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you thoroughly enjoy your experience of our park and cafe. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staglands has amazing staff, great food and beautiful animals , best day out, what more to ask for .

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5* review! It's wonderful to know that we were able to provide you an amazing experience at Staglands. Our staff will be thrilled to know of your review. See you again soon at Staglands!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to be back in New Zealand after nearly 40yrs away, one of my best childhood memories was visiting staglands, and as an adult I was just as thrilled to be there again and share it with my lovely wife annie. We had a great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your awesome 5* review, Paul! Our staff will be delighted to know of your review. We hope you had a wonderful time reliving your best childhood memories here. We look forward to Annie's 50th celebration here - you can try booking the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take your cameras and be prepared to stay all day.I like to take my time and not rush through. I love the little village. It's perfect for children!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful 5* review, Elinor! We hope you were able to get fabulous photos while you were here. Hope you had a good time, too! See you again soon 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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Response from Staglands W | Property representative |
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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