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ZEALANDIA Sanctuary

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Address: 53 Waiapu Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-920 9200
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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ZEALANDIA is a heaven of tropical bliss right on the doorstep of Wellington...

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.

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$13.75*
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Zealandia: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
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$58.70*
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Zealandia by Night Tour
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$650.19*
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Wellington City Scenic Private Tour

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Zealandia is a wildlife sanctuary with a difference. Beautiful scenery with different vantage points of interest, main walking tracks are easy to walk on you can go off on other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Zealandia is a wildlife sanctuary with a difference. Beautiful scenery with different vantage points of interest, main walking tracks are easy to walk on you can go off on other tracks that are more rugged. The cost of entry I found was quite reasonable, the restaurant Ravas food was inexpensive and the food was delious. I found Zealandia to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have to go there with a good pair of walking shoes, and spend as much time as you can exploring. Such a beautiful place, and so well laid out. Wildlife in abundance, and lots of beautiful views.

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Thank Noel H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place, full of birds and bird song. The pest-free fence has produced a santuary. The olace can naturally be a little cool at times but it should be a magnet for people interested in New Zealand fauna and photographers.

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Thank PeterN1
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought my oldest boy here just to get out of the house during the holidays. We hadn't been for years. It was just a lovely place to go with the interesting native flora and fauna, decent walks, and interesting landscapes. With the pricing being much more reasonable now it is really a good place to go. Real bonus to... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 225 ha sanctuary just minutes from the city. A free shuttle took me for free to Zealandia. The entry is not cheap, but definitely worth it. You can learn a lot about endemic NZ species and walk a lot if you like nature and outdoor activities.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A regular family adventure since opening. Martu the caretaker kindly taking my son on pest patrol with the dog. Awesome cafe keeps me coming back for lunch.

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Thank Jeffrey C
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have taken overseas visitors here and they absolutely loved it. A real little space of NZ forward and floral too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beautiful sanctuary for wild life.. Amazingly well done to preserve the living..it's very easy to get there.. Free bus from I site.

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Thank Hae B
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasnt blown away by this attraction, I heard alot of hype before I went and its basically a walk and look in cages on the way at lizards etc....didn't do much for me

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had enough time for a coffee here, but will be back. Gorgeous native bush, fabulous birdsong, and good food.

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