Zealandia, Wellington

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Zealandia, Wellington - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: End of Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

Phone: +64-49209200

Ticket Price: 18 NZD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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 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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Zealandia, Wellington Reviews - Write a Review

  • Awesome bird sanctuary. can easily get a wheelchair around the main walking track, however there are a few hills. If you intend to take a wheelchair up to the dam be aware of loose gravel and steep hill parts. there are also tree roots which could pose an issue. I managed to get to the dam with some assistance in a manual chair.

  • A local favourite, easily accessible by public transport. If driving, get there before noon (earlier on weekends) or parking is packed. Nice cafe, nice walks to be had, just remember to bring water & sun protection, and there are no rubbish bins in the valley so take it all out with you.

  • This sanctuary is far better than the online promotions suggest. We did the night walk, so even though we couldn't see most plants or any scenery, contact with insects, birds and other occupants was quite a thrill. No kiwis to be seen unfortunately, but they were definitely heard. A highlight of our visit.

  • Absolutely awesome place. Fantastic to be able to get so close to so many species that are under threat everywhere else. The birdsong day and night is amazing and the volunteers and staff are fantastic too!

  • Absolutely a must visit in Wellington. This sanctuary is completely fenced from predators which makes it a paradise for native birds and the Tuatara. Even more amazing is that the cost of the fence was funded by volunteers, truly inspirational.

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