Zealandia: The Exhibition And Sanctuary Valley - Wellington

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Opens: 9:00am daily , Closes: 5:00pm daily
  • Departure Details :
    ZEALANDIA Visitors Centre
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at ZEALANDIA Visitors Centre
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Take a trip through time and see the evolution of New Zealands wildlife brought to life at ZEALANDIA Eco-sanctuary! This is one of New Zealand's premier eco-attractions locatedonly tenminutes drive from central Wellington. At the ZEALANDIA Visitors Centre see the exhibition, where you'll discover New Zealands incredible natural history and world-renowned conservation movement showcased in a state-of-the-art indoor exhibition. Then step outside, through the predator-proof fence and into the sanctuary valley, a beautiful 225-hectare (550-acre) eco-sanctuary that offers you the best opportunity to see some of New Zealands rarest birds, reptiles and plants in the wild. Your ticket includes entry to both the exhibition and sanctuary valley.

Know More about this tour

As you enter the exhibition at ZEALANDIA, youll be transported back 1,000 years to the time before humans arrived on New Zealand. Stand face-to-face with the long-lost giants of the bird world the 10-foot-high (3-meter-high) moa and the man-eating Haasts eagle. On the big screens, witness centuries of catastrophic loss as generations of new settlers, and the animals and plants they bought with them, changed the face of New Zealand forever. Then find out what is being done to put the pieces of this fractured paradise back together.

As you step outside into sanctuary valley, the worlds first fully fenced, urban eco-sanctuary, look and listen for more than 30 species of native birds and reptiles, including tuatara, saddleback, hihi, takahe and many more. ZEALANDIA 500-year vision is to restore the Sanctuary Valley as close as possible to its pre-human state.

To gain greater insight, you canjoin a ZEALANDIA By Day guided tour at either 10am, 11am or 1pm.


Complimentary Shuttle Bus Time Table

To Zealandia from Wellington

• i-Site: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
• Te Papa: 9:35am, 10:35am, 11:35am, 12:35pm, 1:35pm, 2:35pm
• YHA: 9:40am, 10:40am, 11:40am, 12:40pm, 1:40pm, 2:40pm
• Rydges: 9:50am, 10:50am, 11:50am, 12:50pm, 1:50pm, 2:50pm
• Novotel: 9:55am, 10:55am, 11:55am, 12:55pm, 1:55pm, 2:55pm
• Top Cable Car: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
From ZEALANDIA returning to i-Site

• ZEALANDIA: 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pmPlease note all times are approximate


  • Visitor map


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please wear warm clothing layers and bring a waterproof jacket

Last entry is at 4.00pm (ZEALANDIA opens at 9am and closes at 5pm)

Cafe and gift store available

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers