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Natureland Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Enjoyed our visit

My friend and I enjoyed this place - we didn't choose the best time of the day (middle of a very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gisborne, New Zealand
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Great little excursion

A great little unplanned zoo visit at a good price. The zoo was big enough to keep everyone... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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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
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1 Hounsell Circle | Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-548 6166
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gaelynm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kerryandcraigb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank angelaruegger
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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..

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HeatherI213
Reviewed 11 October 2018

A lazy afternoon wander led us to Birds, meercats and kunikuni, plus kaka, kea and alpacas, Capuchin monkeys and chickens, goats and other animals that you can feed and get up close.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hungrykiwi29
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Grandchildren just love visiting Natureland every time they come to Nelson, the owners are doing such a good job of setting it out for children.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LandN449
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

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.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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12 January 2017|
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Response from MikeR5296 | Property representative |
A group pass for two adults and two children (aged 2-13) is $25
8 May 2016|
Response from MikeR5296 | 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.