Zealandia, Wellington

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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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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Zealandia, Wellington Reviews

  • Love this place. Seemingly endless tracks to tramp on, constant bird song and knowledgeable and friendly staff with a stellar cafe to take a rest. Not to mention the historic value of this amazing valley. I cannot recommend coming here enough. If you are visiting Wellington for a few days, I recommend taking one of the tours one day and then coming back the next. Free admission for the second day comes with the price of the tour. Absolutely wonderful. Also, the volunteers/staff are constantly updating each other on where certain birds and creatures are, so you sometimes get up to the moment updates on what you will get to see!

  • Wonderful little nature reserve. Has several different hiking routes, ours took about an hour, but there are longer ones. Many different species of birds to see here. Some are very friendly and walk right up to you and sing, while others need to be seen with well positioned binoculars. There are also some interesting bugs and lizards to see. They apparently do night tours and I'd like to see this as there are glow worms on the trail, but they're not very impressive during the day. Great place to visit for a short, relatively easy nature hiking experience, and doubly interesting if you like birds.

  • Wasn’t too sure what to expect but I loved my visit here. Fee shuttle bus from top of cable car takes you there. Admission to get in very reasonable and is for two days. Staff were really friendly and you can hire a guide to take you round. We did the self guided route and had a great time trying to spot the wildlife. Considering how close to a city this is all you can hear is bird song, and some amazing calls at that. Whilst there are steep routes you can follow we stuck to the buggy and wheelchair accessible one and found it very comfortable to stroll along. We ended an amazing visit with a visit to the cafe. Great food and drink at good prices. Again really friendly staff Highly recommend this if you are in Wellington.

  • This is a fantastic experience the birdsong is incredible I have walked in many Bush areas in NZ and not heard the amount of birdsong that is present here. There are many different tracts and your ticket allows you entry two consecutive days which my sister and I did exploring different parts. With time you get to see many different birds and insects. Thank you for preserving our land free of predators

  • This place is amazing for bird watching. Hard to believe it’s so close to the city. Bring your binoculars and good walking shoes. If you want to get away from the crowds, hike the side trails. The cafe here is also great - many vegetarian options.

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