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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
53 Waiapu Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-920 9200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We only had 1.5 hours to walk through the park, but we got to the end and made it through the suspensions bridge. Watch out for steep paths when muddy, but we made it down without falling. The park is so amazing and plan to...More

Thank billk130
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are many different tracks that you can take within the Sanctuary and these range from easy (can take a pushchair) to difficult (only attempt if you have moderate fitness). Walking up to the Dam provides you with really good views of the bush on...More

Thank kiwigirl116
Reviewed 4 days ago

An absolutely beautiful day out, Zealandia is well worth a visit when you're in Wellington (and they have a great Cafe!). Enjoy the variety of walks Zealandia has to offer - if you're really into walking you can easily spend a day here as there...More

Thank manisha_sp
Reviewed 4 days ago

The visit to the Zealandia Sanctuary was magic. The night tour was special and the guides were knowledgeable friendly. Good walking shoes or boots required. Cameras okay for daylight visit, No flash photography or auto-focus lights on night tour.

Thank Asta W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived early, paid the $20 entrance fee each, watched the introductory video recounting how the sanctuary came to be in anticipation of the abundance of creatures we were about to discover, however... The most exciting part of the morning was checking our bags at...More

Thank merryandpippin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing what they have done to create and maintain a beautiful natural bushland within a short distance of the city centre. Well worth a visit and allow about 2 hours to soak up the tranquility during an easy walk. The electric boat ride is so...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the cable car up the hill- you can walk but wanted to experience the cable car. Zealandia has a free shuttle mini van that will take you there and back with really friendly drivers! Nice. I arrived too late for a tour which...More

Thank Vashte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this tour off our cruise ship and it was superb. We are not "birders" but our guide was so good the trek was informative and interesting. We saw Takahe and Kaka birds, the Tuatara reptile and the Giant Weda tree boring insect among...More

Thank Stew921
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zealandia is simply a great place you need to visit when in Wellington. It is one of the best experiences so far. The serenity it has, sounds of nature, and seeing birds live happily in their natural habitat make your inner peace grow stronger. Thank...More

Thank niarparamita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a couple of hours before heading to the airport to fly back to Australia. I loved this place and was so sorry I hadn't gone there the night before for the bush walk and Kiwi sightings. The trails were easy to...More

Thank Parker H
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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
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
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