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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

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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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  • 75.33% 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
  • A leading conservation vision which is great to visit and is impacting on bird recovery in the wider city. Deserves our support and many times visiting is always rewarding. Good cafe and food to support or as a destination looking over the sanctuary.

  • We did a daytime guided tour and were lucky enough to be only the two of us with the guide. He was knowledgeable and friendly, and we managed to find pretty much all the bird species at some point during our walk. Well worth the extra money for the tour if you want to get the history of the place and find out more about the birds that you're hearing and seeing.

  • I was extremely surprised to see such a beautiful nature so close to Wellington City and it's incredible how much the place differs compared to the nature outside of the sanctuary as it's been opened 'just' for 19 years. If you want to feel like you're in Jurassic park, hear and see animals you cannot meet anywhere else in North Island and support this project at the same time, don't hesitate and spend a weekend ;) I loved it.

  • Fantastic day out. Make the most of a trip to Wellington's bird sanctuary Zealandia. Great opportunity to walk through native New Zealand Bush, while experiencing bird life at its best. The bird song can be heard throughout the sanctuary, and the discovery paths help u help more about this beautiful country. A must see on every visit to Wellington.

  • This place is really beautiful and very close to the town. Unbelievable you can see such a natural beauty just next to a city. This place has many long walks. Got to see a lot of native animals and plants.

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