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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

About Zealandia, Wellington

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 Information

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

Zealandia Ticket Prices

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 Opening and Closing 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 by Public Transport

  • 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.

Restaurants Near Zealandia

  • Rata Cafe

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Things to Know Before Visiting Zealandia

  • 95% of people who visit Wellington include Zealandia in their plan

  • 52.47% of people start their Zealandia visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Zealandia

Monday, Thursday and Friday

94.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Zealandia

People normally club together Cable Car Museum and Sacred Heart Cathedral while planning their visit to Zealandia.

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

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Zealandia, Wellington Reviews

  • Amazing!! Incredible conservation effort being undertaken here with a long-term vision for the future of New Zealand's native wildlife. Our night tour was awesome. We saw both a male and a female Kiwi, and even a Kiwi chick! Loads of other fantastic sightings too. Were told that is an exceptional haul! The educational value of the tour was really superb. If you live in Wellington, well worth an annual membership, even if you only go once, just to support your local community.

  • Amazing scenery! Definitely worth a visit, the views and wildlife are stunning. Main red track is nice and gentle and there's more adventurous stuff off the side. A day pass for 2 people is only half the price of membership so worth paying the extra if you're local!

  • Beautiful New Zealand bush a short bus ride from the city centre. Grandson and I enjoyed trying to find all the plants and animals on the map handouts. It is fantastic to have so many native birds flying around. The boat ride back to the entrance just finished off the visit perfectly.

  • If you love to take a walk and observe the amazing nature that New Zealand has then this is a must to do in Wellington. Kids who are a bit older say 8 up would love otherwise you would have to push up those strollers. Totally enjoyed it as it was a fine day. Might be tough when it's rainy.

  • A great place to see the native plants and animals. Their conservation vision and work are well worth supporting. The guides and volunteers were very knowledgeable and friendly. A beautiful place to see at night to hear and glimpse the nocturnal animals. Hope to see it in the day on our next trip.

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