Natureland Zoo
Natureland Zoo
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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Sherpa25208864260
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Really good for kids. The Kea, Morepork and baby meerkats are really good. Everything very clean and knowledgeable keepers. I would have liked to hear more about their breed for release programs
Written 13 January 2024
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NZJ
Christchurch, New Zealand305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We came here with our 2yo and he absolutely loved it. There aren’t vast amounts of animals but there is plenty for the enjoyment of young children as well as a play area with an awesome sandpit, picnic area, trampoline and the usual climbing frames/slide etc.
If you buy goat/alpaca food, either get a couple of bags ($1 each) or be sure to save some for the later animals - we fed all of ours to the first goats, not realising there were more round the corner!
A nice morning out with young kids, I don’t think it would be very entertaining for older children or adults on their own as there just isn’t enough there.
Written 1 January 2024
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Vegasthompson
Las Vegas, NV250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
This animal park in Nelson is great for families. You can purchase food to feed various animals -- kids really loved this place! I was visiting from the US and wanted to see some of the native birds and was not disappointed. I got some great photos! Next visit, I hope to be able to see the feedings, but it wasn't happening during the time we were there. Ticket prices are inexpensive and is a great place to visit. It only requires a short amount of time as this is a small park, but it's near the sea, so lots of places within walking distance too.
Written 19 April 2023
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Glenn T
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
What an excellent little park and zoo. cheap for the family and we enjoyed a variety of interesting animals especially the baby Tuatara and the walk through Kea enclosure. Natureland breed for release NZ Native species and also support endangered species including the Meercats. The Keeper talks are very interesting. Bring your own picnic or enjoy lunch at the beach cafe across the road.
Written 31 January 2023
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Naomi
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Had one of the best ever afternoons with the kids here. The staff were friendly and engaged with the children and the kids ran around safely and happily. They got to feed the bunnies as well with a very kind staff member. Brilliant play facilities, we spent ages in the sandpit and on the slides and wished we had brought a picnic too. It was all very clean, safe and tidy. The kids were obsessed with the pigs and lemurs. I am so glad a facility like this exists in Nelson.
Written 4 July 2022
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Simon D
Auckland, New Zealand823 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
A small zoo very close to Tahunanui beach. Aside from a few smaller animals such as meercats, porcupine and lemurs, they have a few domestic animals (alpaca, goats turkey, geese) that you can feed which would appeal to families with young children I expect (as were there on the day) rather than adults couple (such as us), but we were happy to have a look around for a quick visit and support a good cause in terms of the work they do with breeding programmes as such.
Written 24 April 2022
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Jane A
Wellington, New Zealand193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Will layed out natureland zoo. Took 7yr granddaughter. She loved feeding the animals. Was fascinated with the monkeys and meerkats.
It was a shame the porcupine & pigs were asleep.
It was a hot day so I guess the heat was effecting them too just like us.
However we enjoyed our visit while on holiday.
Written 19 January 2022
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RJean
New Zealand85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
A great little zoo right next to the beach! Nothing over the top, just small and simple to get though at your own space. Loved the amount of shade available from the sun
Written 18 January 2022
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Michelle Dee
Ashburton, New Zealand201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
I really liked that this place is sort of a zoo but also isnt because they are helping animals and trying to rehabilitate them so they do get released and go back to the wild.

I did however feel that alot of the enclosures were too small for some of the animals like the fish in particular i thought that the farm animal enclosures were huge where some of the other animals had less leg room.

Would be nice to be able to pat the rabbits but i understand that there are good reasons not to.

The goats were very boisterous but still cool hehe

The lemurs were crazy cool and some of the very small monkeys you had i had never seen in real life ae only in photos.

The entry free was fair priced and the animal food was fair priced too. Good having the signs around to say what ones you can and can't feed. But no sign near the goose and turkey enclosure but we didnt just incase.

Recommend not wearing ya best shoes because there is poo everywhere ahha!

We went on a tuesday and it was raining so very quiet.

I think the bathrooms could do with an upgrade but yea thats the only thing really.
Written 12 March 2021
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Tri-it-love-it
Palmerston North, New Zealand23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Really cool place to take the kids - lots of shaded areas to walk through on those hot days. The animals are gorgeous and some of very interactive. Pram friendly - you can feed some of the animals too. Well priced too.
Written 26 January 2021
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