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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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53 Waiapu Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

It was great to see all the birds and plants at Zealandia in their natural environment without predators. The maps were easy to follow for our self guided tour around the tracks in the compound. Being a typical windy Wellington day it was good that...More

Thank SueW2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped off here a while ago with my husband and son. Was a great day of walking and took amazing photos. Only wish the cave was open that day so we could have checked that out too

Thank Morgen D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go and visit! Especially if you are a local. We had a wonderful knowledgeable guide, the highlights were the kaka and the tuatara.

Thank john f
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice day with kids in the original New Zealand. This is a good spot to learn about the original wild life and plants and predators of the same.

Thank Kai S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this shore excursion on the advice of the cruise excursion staff. Since it was not really discussed at the shore excursion talk we did not know what to expect. We were greeted by an enthusiastic Zealandia guide who led us through the reserve....More

Thank georwc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not enough words to describe this astonishing place. I am sure a sunny, breezy, 64° day helped but the birds and tranquility made it a truly peaceful day. It helps to be be fit if you want to hike the trails for 3 or more...More

Thank TravelWeary49
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to bring the Family, and have a picnic in the wilds of this Bird Sanctuary - a little overpriced I feel for what is on offer. Good gift shop, and cafe on site. Lots of walking tracks, most were pram friendly.

Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth doing if you have a free day and want to get out of the house, it is a little bit on the pricey side for what it is, but if you make a day of it it's fine. The walk is quite nice...More

Thank Anikag00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see and you need at least two hours to see this. It is such a credit to Wellington to have this amazing protected santuary right at the back of the city. It is such a pleasant walk through lush bush and...More

Thank Timesaticking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zealandia is a really beautiful place to visit on a sunny day. The day I went it was a bit windy but with a warm light jersey was all I needed. They have three tracks, one track is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, then the walking...More

1  Thank adventuregazepho2018
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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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