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  • Address: End of Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-49209200
  • Ticket Price: 18 NZD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary , Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure
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Situated just a few minutes away from downtown Wellington, Zealandia is home to some of New Zealand's most rare and extraordinary wildlife. Formerly known as Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, Zealandia is a protected wild region set around a picturesque reservoir. It is a community driven eco- restoration project. Since the formation of Zealandia, birds on the brink of extinction such as tuatara, hihi, saddleback and the little spotted kiwi have been conserved. While on your visit to Zealandia, you will get to see some of New Zealand's rarest birds, reptiles and insects living in their natural habitat.

Zealandia Travel Tips

  • Last admission at 4 p.m.
  • Night Tours are for people aged 12 years and above. Prior booking for Night tours is mandatory.

Entrance Ticket Details For Zealandia

General Admission (sanctuary and exhibition entry):

  • Adults: $17.50
  • Family (2 adults and upto 3 kids): $44
  • Children (5-18): $9
  • Children under 5: Free admission
  • Students and Seniors (ID required): $14
  • Members: Free

Exhibition Only:

  • Adults: $7.50
  • Family (2 adults and upto 3 kids): $20
  • Children (5-18): $5
  • Children under 5: Free admission
  • Students and Seniors (ID required): $6
  • Members: Free

Night Tours:

  • Only Guided Tour:
  • Adults: $75
  • Children (12-18): $36
  • Students and Seniors (ID required): $60
  • Members: 50% off

Package (night tour + general admission):

  • Adults: $85
  • Children (12-18): $41
  • Students and Seniors (ID required): $69

Zealandia Hours

  • Admission for Zealandia Members: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cafe Timings: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Timings for Night Tours keep changing. Please check official website for bookings.

How to Reach Zealandia

  • Complimentary shuttle service (11 seater van) picks up visitors from i-SITE office and Cable Car site. Check official website for pick up timings.
  • Busses number 3 and 23 stop close to Zealandia.
  • John’s Hop On Hop Off City Tour busses.

  • Rata Cafe

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  • Zealandia Address: End of Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
  • Zealandia Contact Number: +64-49209200
  • Zealandia Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Zealandia Price: 18 NZD
  • Best time to visit Zealandia(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Zealandia: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 73.58% of people who visit Wellington include Zealandia in their plan

  • 67.21% of people start their Zealandia visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Zealandia

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

93.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Zealandia

People normally club together Mount Victoria Lookout and The Colonial Cottage Museum while planning their visit to Zealandia.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Zealandia Reviews & Ratings

  • This is an other-worldly place in the middle of Wellington. It's like Jurassic Park - with things that won't eat you.Saw some birds; heard a lot more. I liked wandering around without a tour. If I had more time, I would have done the night tour, though. Definitely worth a few hours here. This was an amazing nature park with tons of native birds and other animals. We did the night tour, which I highly recommend. The guides were terrific, and since many of the birds - including the kiwi - are nocturnal, it's the only time you can see them. A great way to see the flora and fauna of New Zealand!

  • Absolutely beautiful place and great conservation work. Helpful and informative staff and volunteers. Saw so many rare species quite easily. Lots of different walks and paths to explore. Amazing project. And the cafe is really good too.

  • Nestled in a valley in Wellington is a project to return a little piece of New Zealand to its native state. We took a tour and learned a lot about different plants and birds in the area, and even how the non-native species are being used and/or phased out (they have a 500 year plan). Lovely place to take long or short walks, hear some birds, and maybe catch a glimpse of some of them too.

  • Amazing must-see on the edge of the city. Plenty to see on a guided or self guided tour and an absolute tonic, even in mid-winter. There is an introductory video that runs in the main exhibition space on the hour and half hour - very good for kids too.

  • A nature reserve on steroids; though not really anything radically different. I suppose a large part of the entry fee stems from the fact that this is so close to the capital city, yet so well preserved. There's plenty of wildlife, certainty a great opportunity for photography (as long as you have a lens that just barely fits through the anti-rodent gates). Overall not too bad.

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