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Natureland Zoo

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Excellent little zoo

Cute little zoo. Lots of animals, great to support local animals. Well worth a visit. Reasonable... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
clayton1001
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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I've never been so close to a kea or kakariki!

I really enjoyed this wee zoo, the birds and monkeys were my favourites.The staff are lovely, very... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2019
Helen_Trayes
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Natureland is Nelson's zoo and wildlife conservation centre where you can get up close and personal to some unique New Zealand natives like Tuatara and Kea. Hang with the monkeys and get hands on with a range of interesting domestic animals. We are...more
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1 Hounsell Circle | Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cute little zoo. Lots of animals, great to support local animals. Well worth a visit. Reasonable cost. Thanks

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank clayton1001
Reviewed March 18, 2019

I really enjoyed this wee zoo, the birds and monkeys were my favourites.The staff are lovely, very friendly - the young woman tending the keas was great! What a wonderful place for families too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Helen_Trayes
Reviewed March 8, 2019

My husband was keen to see a kea during his first visit to NZ, so since we were out of luck going over Arthur's pass, we dropped in here with some Nelson friends. What a great little place, reasonably priced with a further discount for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mummakook
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Visited this little park near the beach in Nelson and quite enjoyed it. At $12 for an adult its probably the cheapest wildlife park in Australasia? The park is only small and it doesn't have a massive array of animals, but it is very neat,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

Spotted signs for this little zoo as we walked to the beach cafe this morning and decided to pop in. So impressed this well kept zoo had something for everyone. I loved the care that had been taken to create interesting but safe habitat’s for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Teacherthom
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed this place - we didn't choose the best time of the day (middle of a very warm day) in terms of some animals have an early afternoon nap but we still able to see lots of interesting creatures. As well...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gaelynm
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

I can see why people like it here. It’s neat and conveniently located. But at $30 for 2 adults and a 2 year old, we found many “exhibits” empty. Our entire trip was 40 minutes, of which at least 20 of which was spent on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kerryandcraigb
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

A great little unplanned zoo visit at a good price. The zoo was big enough to keep everyone interested and it has a good array of animals. Lovely outlay with a play ground, sand pit and trampoline dotted around. Good enclosures showing real involvement and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank angelaruegger
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Very cheap admission. Small animals in well kept surroundings. Looked to be in good health. Plaques were very descriptive about where the animals or birds etc came from. You can purchase some foods to feed the animals. Enjoyed my visit on a beautiful afternoon..

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Took my 2 grandchildren (Auckland grandma), found Natureland a safe, secure child centred petting zoo. Now the lovely ticket woman made me my much needed flat white and then personally delivered it when she had time... so impressed as my littlest had taken off to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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DelanieS15
January 11, 2017|
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Response from MikeR5296 | Property representative |
A group pass for two adults and two children (aged 2-13) is $25
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Cashmonkey401
May 7, 2016|
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Not really sure what you mean here - all animals have species and behavior specific requirements which our talented team attend to every day.
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