ZealandiaCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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
Zealandia - Review
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.
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
- 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
- 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
09 AM - 10 AM
52.38% of people start their Zealandia visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Zealandia
94.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Zealandia
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Zealandia, Wellington Reviews
Really interesting micro ecosystem that's gradually being restored to the way it likely was before man came along and... changed it. This ambitious project has a several hundred year plan, so it's not like a (de?)construction site; instead, it's a beautiful almost ethereal place, with loads of interesting things to see and plenty of beautiful walks to enjoy. We also took advantage of a guided tour deal (as members we get a discount) and us locally were as in awe of the place as our Japanese guest. A wonderful day at an incredible place; just remember to check your bags for rodents or other pests that might endanger the emerging "safe space" for more vulnerable native species.
This would be the perfect walk on a Spring day. Lots of different tracks to go on including ones for disability scooters and the like. I went around the standard track which took around 2 hours at a leisurely pace but there are plenty of extra tracks you can add which could double that. Got to see quite a lot of native birds and there are some interesting little exhibits around the track including a small enclosure for some native frogs (nocturnal), one for skinks and geckos, an old gold mine and everything has placards to provide background.
Great day out if you love walking. Lots of interaction for kids. The ticket gets you in for two days which is great as you'd never get round it all in a day. Also a fantastic project and well worth a visit. On site cafe does great food too!
Don't get lost at this quite big hiking area! Great for family with kids and all kinds of people. Even wheelchairs are fine. Keep everything as it is and hold on to your rubbish, because you won't find any bins here. Good cafe also with nice beverages and sandwiches. Really recommend this on your day off!
A fantastic place to visit. I can recommend the day tour. Will wait for warmer weather though before I venture on a night tour. Do your bit for conservation and join as an annual member. A valuable cause.