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“Nice little zoo”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Natureland Zoo

Natureland Zoo
Ranked #17 of 80 things to do in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Natureland is Nelson's zoo and wildlife conservation centre where you can get up close and personal to some unique New Zealand natives like Tuatara and Kea. Hang with the monkeys and get hands on with a range of interesting domestic animals. We are proud to be a community focused charitable trust so come on in and lets have a conservation conversation.
Hokitika, New Zealand
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice little zoo”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

This zoo is very nice but pretty small. Has a lot of farm animals and birds strolling around. You can also feed the majority of the animals. The zoo is close to the beach so you can make a day of the zoo and beach and surrounding activities.

Visited January 2014
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

We enjoyed going round the place feeding some animals. Still feel a bit uncomfortable about them being kept in cages. The positive is that some have been rescued and that is their home now if they can't be released.

Visited January 2014
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Cape Town
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Animal fun in the heart of Nelson!”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Our family visited Natureland. It is a small zoo, but the animals are so full of character. The staff were superb and very warm and welcoming. We had never been so close to a porcupine before, so that was definitely my highlight. Seeing the meerkats made me homesick :-( My husband loved hand feeding the turkey! Kids found the monkeys very entertaining. Well worth the visit!

Visited February 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cute”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

I liked this place alot but you really need to take your time as is very small and could be around the whole place within 30 minutes if you dont stop and have a chat to each animal! Felt sorry for the native birds but they were obviously friendly and not scared at all. The monkeys were very cheeky (only one type). We took a picnic which was nice, they have plenty of seats there. There were plenty of new born ducklings which my daughter was trying to catch and alot of cool animals like kuni kuni pigs, deer, sheep. All the animals seem to be pretty fat actually but happy :) Cheap to get in and also another wee park across the road with mini putt etc.

Visited October 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best little zoo in town”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

A lovely little zoo and plenty to see! Had a great time and would go back in a heartbeat! Loved the monkeys!

Visited February 2013
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Thank kate b
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