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“A "must do" experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience

ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience
31 Waiapu Road | Karori, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
+64 4-920 9200
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ZEALANDIA: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
Ranked #5 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience is New Zealand's award-winning conservation attraction. Home to some of the rarest and extraordinary wildlife on the planet, our sanctuary is protected by a predator proof fence that encloses 225ha of regenerating forest, less than 10 minutes from central Wellington.Pick up a map from our visitor centre or join one of our popular guided tours.
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Hastings, New Zealand
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29 helpful votes 29 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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“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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6 helpful votes 6 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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“'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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“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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