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ZEALANDIA Sanctuary

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53 Waiapu Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-920 9200
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Zealandia: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
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Zealandia by Night Tour
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US$41.52*
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Small Group Zealandia Eco Tour
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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.
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  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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53 Waiapu Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful example of trying to protect New Zealand's wildlife. Zealandia is completely fenced and all mammals being eradicated thus allowing native birds to flourish

Thank 19shirley43
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Reviewed yesterday

This wonderful place is a chance to see nearly all the native birds of New Zealand, many coming close to you because they fear no predators. We decided a full two-hour tour was too long on foot and too expensive, but we were lucky enough...More

Thank olderromantic
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its a non for profit which is great! A great way to see the rare birds of New Zealand. You even get to see the Takahe birds which are super rare!

Thank Kanaena
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Zealandia on a trip down to Wellington. It was a warm day, so we wore sandals rather than trainers, which we wondered if we'd regret. As it happens, there's a huge choice of trails through the valley, including paved and trails with gentle...More

Thank HoneyBadgerBex
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the experience if you are interested in native birds etc. I have done the paid tour and I found that very worthwhile (if you can afford it) as the guide I had was very knowledgeable and was able to spot wildlife I wouldn't...More

Thank Starzar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the wildlife and pleasant scenery. You have to go for a visit if you're in Wellington.

Thank Bukshee
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s hard to believe that such a beautiful and natural sanctuary can be within minutes of the city. Whilst this is promoted as a sanctuary for a rare and endangered species, it is worth visiting simply for the walk in a most beautiful and lush...More

Thank trevhz
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn't expect to see so much wildlife! Absolutely stunning bird life - we almost saw them all. Well thought out park which is accessible to all old or young. Great day out.

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So nice to write a great review after just reviewing a hotel that really should have shut down some time in the 90’s. We attended a wedding here and apart from the stunning vista, the bird life showcasing NZ’s wildlife was on display. A beautiful...More

Thank RichandGil
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the night tour through Zealandia with the hope of spotting a Kiwi. Unfortunately, I heard them, but did not spot any. However, I did see many other birds, reptiles, glow worms, insects, and other creatures of the night. The guide was very knowledgeable, and...More

Thank David S M
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Lexie W
7 May 2017|
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Response from BluePoppyNZ | Reviewed this property |
yes. spaces big enough for campervan so too
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RogerBorchers
10 March 2017|
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Response from Cecil121 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely go there if raining. We are locals and we time our visits for rain - partly to avoid other people! Seriously, the birds are more likely to be out n about if less people. Just dress for the conditions. My other... More
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Audrey B
23 February 2017|
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Response from 337alliep | Reviewed this property |
Wandering by yourself in the park should give you access to all of the same places, I think. About the kiwis: They are definitely only active at night, but if you don't want to go on an evening tour, you might want to try... More
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