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“native birds”(179 reviews)
“bird life”(154 reviews)
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...more
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53 Waiapu Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-920 9200
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Go up the cable car to the Botanic Gardens in Wellington NZ, for a great view. Then catch the free shuttle bus to Zealandia. Join a tour group or walk through the sanctuary yourself (we did the latter) - it is well sign-posted and you...More

Thank DavidJP48
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to visit to hear and see the birds and the bush. It is very easy to get to from town. The walking tracks are well maintained and there is something for everyone - bush tracks and a wide sealed flat...More

Thank JF3721
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is another great place to go and the whole family can enjoy it. The area of 1 square mile is totally fenced off to keep pests like rats, cats and stoats out. The site is as pest free as possible to help ensure that...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Night tour was great, helped by excellent weather and a knowledgeable guide. Just keep in mind the place closes at 5 so between then and your night tour time, there’s nothing to do and nowhere to wait really. Your ticket is good for daytime entry...More

Thank 677JL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible way to spend a couple of hours right on the City doorstep to see how they’ve transformed into wildlife sanctuary. Free shuttle bus runs from the cable car every 10 minutes and you can have either guided or self guided walks around. You are...More

Thank WinteringhamSteve
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to have a coffee and hike to see beautiful birds. We were lucky enough on the day we visited to see Taratuas, Kaka birds and Tui birds, along with parakeets. This is a wonderful place for the whole family. I strongly recommend this...More

Thank Yolie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love to walk in a bush setting, this place is great. I visited this place with my family and my teens international student last August 12, 2018. I only gave 3 stars because I did not get a good customer service. I left...More

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ZEALANDIA-Sanctuary, Lead Ranger Sales & Information at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for your constructive feedback. We are very sorry that we were unable to help you with your request during your visit. We will endeavour to avoid this happening again in the future, and we hope to see you again soon at ZEALANDIA.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Zealandia as we love our native birds and are lucky enough to have our own garden full of (some of them)… what an absolute treat. We saw every bird, except the Takahe, as the pair are mating and needed some quiet, which will...More

Thank FreeasabirdPK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very tranquil and worth the mini bus down from the top of the cable car station. Completely natural and peaceful. Sighted birds however need a bit of time to ovserve. Guides available however we chose to meander along the paths. Worthy of support to help...More

Thank Queenslandroaming
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Allow two hours minimum to maximise the experience! Our guide was DON who was excellent! He set a good fast pace to make sure we managed to see all the current highlights! Underfoot terrain is generally good paths. However, to fully explore the site one...More

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3 November 2018|
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Response from Michaelaaugust | Reviewed this property |
You definitely get to see a selection of birds during a day tour, make sure to keep a look out as birds are working away through the bark and what not :) As for seeing a kiwi, I haven't managed to see one there yet...next... More
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7 May 2017|
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Response from BluePoppyNZ | Reviewed this property |
yes. spaces big enough for campervan so too
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