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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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Average morning

Took a few kids to Natureland. It is a bit disappointing. It's quite small and took us all of 10min... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lauren d
Nelson, New Zealand
Ok for little kids

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
1 Hounsell Circle | Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-548 6166
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Lauren d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank culz
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
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

Thank janasele
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

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Very welcoming. Staff great with 3 year old. Special being able to feed some animals. Great to have play/picnic area. Great for child to have interaction with animals.

Thank 219lynne
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We used to bring our children here when they were young. This time we visited Nelson celebrating our wedding anniversary and made sure we came here again. It's a lovely place and the animals are well looked after. I have some amazing pictures and we...More

Thank Debsy005
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to take toddlers. Very reasonable price . The animals are happy and their enclosures are so nice and tidy. Well loved animals .We will defiantly be returning

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Mike R, Trustee at Natureland Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

I took my two grandchildren for a afternoon and they liked the animal very much. This is a great place to take children and they got to feed a few too. Need to go on a non rainy day as it is all outside.

Thank DCChart
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Lets be honest here, Nelson is a small town and this Zoo is essentially making space of a roundabout. The staff are super happy and more than happy to share their knowledge about the animals. Try ask for feed to give to the animals. It's...More

Thank CatchFour20s
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A lovely kept interactive nature and farm and zooland for the kids. a small park is provided. great place for the grandparents to take the kids.

Thank hallidayfamily
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Delanie S
12 January 2017|
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Response from Mike R | Property representative |
A group pass for two adults and two children (aged 2-13) is $25
8 May 2016|
Response from Mike R | Property representative |
Not really sure what you mean here - all animals have species and behavior specific requirements which our talented team attend to every day.