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Natureland Zoo

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1 Hounsell Circle | Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-548 6166
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Lovely Zoo

We visited Natureland on 7 March. We found it to be a fabulous small Zoo. We particularly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
468lesleyl
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Perfect for toddlers

My 2.5 year old loved it. Good variety of animals that are easy to spot. He loved feeding the farm... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Gwyn L
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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 proud to be a community focused charitable trust so come on in and lets have a conservation conversation.
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1 Hounsell Circle | Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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"capuchin monkeys"
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We visited Natureland on 7 March. We found it to be a fabulous small Zoo. We particularly enjoyed the mischevious Capuchin monkeys. Very affordable and wonderful experience.

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Mike7Bike, General Manager at Natureland Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks for visiting and the review Lesley

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

My 2.5 year old loved it. Good variety of animals that are easy to spot. He loved feeding the farm animals. Sandpit and playground were great additions and kept him entertained all morning.

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Mike7Bike, Trustee at Natureland Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thanks Gwyn. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Our 1 year old daughter loved it, especially the goats poking their heads through the fence to be fed. Nice place, good range of animals, great signage and a friendly greeting on arrival. If we went again I’d pack a picnic as there are tables...More

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Mike7Bike, Trustee at Natureland Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thanks for visiting #SouthernGirlNZ hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Great range of animals, especially native birds. Plenty of feeding opportunities. Hour to get round.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

My family and I have been here multiple times and every time there is something new to see. Plenty to see and learn about New Zealand’s amazing creatures and animals from abroad. Would recommend to all

1  Thank Twochilledoutkiwis
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Mike7Bike, Manager at Natureland Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thanks so much. Great to hear you are enjoying all that is new at Natureland.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Great little zoo, wide range of animals to see and wonderful new signage around the enclosures. Staff always warm and friendly. Also very good to see how much they are doing for local conservation with the Keas, Kakas and Kakarikis. Definately worh the small admission...More

1  Thank Liambancroft
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Took a few kids to Natureland. It is a bit disappointing. It's quite small and took us all of 10min to walk around all the animals. Smaller kids enjoyed it but kids over 8 years weren't too impressed. The play area is also very small....More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Not a huge amount to see or do, will kill an hour with young kids. Friendly staff. Not great for wet days.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is more of a petting zoo due to its scale but it has some lovely exhibits and the animals seem happy. It was reasonably priced and you can buy food to feed some of the animals. I particularly liked the meerkat enclosure and the...More

2  Thank Globetrottershell
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Went there with my family and was surprised about the variety and good conditions of animals. My favourite were meerkats and Capuchin monkeys. My baby loved the pigs and friendly goats. Buy the animal feed at the door and you wont regret it as animals...More

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Mike R, General Manager at Natureland Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for the review, great to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon

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Delanie S
12 January 2017|
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A group pass for two adults and two children (aged 2-13) is $25
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Not really sure what you mean here - all animals have species and behavior specific requirements which our talented team attend to every day.
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