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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...more
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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1 Hounsell Circle | Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
My friend and I enjoyed this place - we didn't choose the best time of the day (middle of a very warm day) in terms of some animals have an early afternoon nap but we still able to see lots of interesting creatures. As well...More
I can see why people like it here. It’s neat and conveniently located. But at $30 for 2 adults and a 2 year old, we found many “exhibits” empty. Our entire trip was 40 minutes, of which at least 20 of which was spent on...More
A great little unplanned zoo visit at a good price. The zoo was big enough to keep everyone interested and it has a good array of animals. Lovely outlay with a play ground, sand pit and trampoline dotted around. Good enclosures showing real involvement and...More
Very cheap admission. Small animals in well kept surroundings. Looked to be in good health. Plaques were very descriptive about where the animals or birds etc came from. You can purchase some foods to feed the animals. Enjoyed my visit on a beautiful afternoon..
Took my 2 grandchildren (Auckland grandma), found Natureland a safe, secure child centred petting zoo. Now the lovely ticket woman made me my much needed flat white and then personally delivered it when she had time... so impressed as my littlest had taken off to...More
We love this place. It is so unbelievablly cheap and we love to go as a family on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The team here are all about the animals and conservation. Toddlers love it here and it is great to be able to sit...More
We took our grandchildren aged 11, 9, 8 and 6 here for the afternoon. They loved trying to find the lizards, a bit like spotting 'Where's Wally?' Feeding the angora goats and alpacas were another hit as was watching the monkeys, meerkats and the porcupine....More
Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue H
Mike7Bike, General Manager at Natureland Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018
Thanks Sue, great to hear you and your family had and enjoyable visit.
We were really surprised by our visit to nature land. It’s a small petting zoo that’s been refurbished nicely and definitely seems to have the welfare of its animals at heart. Many of birds are roaming freely, and the animals that are in enclosures are...More