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“A "must do" experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of ZEALANDIA Sanctuary

ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
53 Waiapu Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-920 9200
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$13*
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Zealandia: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
Ranked #5 of 194 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: ZEALANDIA is a heaven of tropical bliss right on the doorstep of Wellington City. Affectionately referred to as a hidden gem ZEALANDIA received international acclaim for the groundbreaking predator free 8.6km fence. Since the completion of the fence in 1999 ZEALANDIA has brought a number of native birds, reptiles and wildlife back from the brink of extinction where they now roam freely through the 225 hectare valley. A visit to ZEALANDIA is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a must for anyone visiting Wellington. There are a number treks to saunter, suitable for any fitness level. Alternatively step back in time with our interactive exhibition center or take a load off at the atmospheric Rata Café.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Hastings, New Zealand
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141 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A "must do" experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Great ecological experience. Loads of walking tracks, lots to see and friendly staff to tell you more about what they're doing and what to look at. The indoor experience alone is awesome. We will definately go back to do some more exploration.

Visited April 2012
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Hastings, New Zealand
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing wild life sanctuary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Much more than a wild life sanctuary, it has heaps of history as well as many walking tracks

Visited April 2012
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Bellingham, WA
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Our favorite activity in Wellington”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We took the night tour with Des and Helen and saw a Kiwi, tahekes (?), tuatara, wetas and many other birds. We heard the Kiwis call as we hiked through the grounds. The gloworms were an added bonus.

Visited April 2012
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Sydney
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“'Awesome'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Zealandia is both awe-inspiring and beautiful. The whole place is photogenic and informative and interactive. The only disappointment was that the Kaka parrots didn't turn up for their afternoon feed, but we did see them flying across above us, so they obviously had something better to do that day.

The Tui were out in force though, with wonderful voices. The forest and water views were spectacular. Recommended!

Visited March 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Ancient New Zealand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

One minute you're in a busy city - the next an oasis of peace.

Visited March 2012
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