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“Preserving and protecting the native animals”

ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
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US$14.66*
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Zealandia: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
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US$63.92*
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Zealandia by Night Tour
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US$90.24*
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Scenic Wellington Helicopter Flight
Ranked #5 of 236 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 in 1999 ZEALANDIA has brought a number of native birds, reptiles and wildlife back from the brink of extinction where they now roam freely through the 225 hectare valley. A visit to ZEALANDIA is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a must for anyone visiting Wellington. There are a number treks to saunter, suitable for any fitness level. Alternatively step back in time with our interactive exhibition center or take a load off at the atmospheric Rata Café.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 13 August 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit. We were at Zealandia on a not very pleasant day but this did not deter us from enjoying the New Zealand bush and the wonderful walk around the reserve. This is a sanctuary for the endangered birds and animals of New Zealand and their welfare is taken care of by the most passionate and focused staff. This exceeded our expectations. Please visit to assist Zealandia to make a difference.

Thank Beverley B
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

This is a great place to visit, especially if you have children, gives them a chance to see native birds and animals up close.

1  Thank June H
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Lovely scenery. Joined the free tour with very knowledgeable guides Jenn and Tracey. Many different tracks to walk and the free shuttle from the city is a big bonus =D

1  Thank Wongy26
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is a real gem for anyone interested in native plants and bird life (and wetas and tuataras).
It is kind of hidden away, but really is relatively close to the city centre by bus or car.
There was plenty of birdlife just waiting to be seen and photographed, and the tuatara basking in the sun.
They have done a wonderful job in creating the sanctuary. One of my favourite Wellington attractions

Thank Alastair M
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

If you do the night tour $75 dollars its about 90% chance you see a kiwi. I didn't do that tour as it was my last day in NZ.
I will do both tours when I come back.

The day tour is free at certain times,so check out the free ones,same as the $15 tours.
The tours are worth it. You can spend the hole day there easy.
There are bush track walks,nature all around you,peaceful just you and the wildlife.

Thank Jeremy W
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