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ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
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$14.59*
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Zealandia: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
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$63.61*
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Zealandia by Night Tour
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$89.81*
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Scenic Wellington Helicopter Flight
Ranked #5 of 236 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had a great afternoon here bringing friends from out of town. We attended the walking tour and had a very knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed the birds feeding and had an educational experience. This was also a great opportunity to get good photos. I've been here before & thought it was expensive for what it was so was delighted to see the fees discounted.

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

The first time in Wellington Zealandia just didn't fit in, but I wanted to go back. It was worth visiting, with many live birds and tuatara (etc.) there to see close up in native vegetation. It was a true refuge for many species being helped back from the brink, as well as for visitors. On a Wellington bus route, Zealandia is a great place to spend half a day or more.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

My wife and I took the night tour and our group was led by two enthusiastic guides - we felt like little children again, looking for birds, reptiles and insects in this beautiful sanctuary. We were fortunate enough to spot a kiwi (all of 10 seconds before it disappeared)! We would recommend this place.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

A wonderful experience. I visit regularly, walking through forest paths, enjoying the many birds. Highlights of course are the kaka. And always the tuatara, reminding us of how ancient this land is. The cafeteria is good too, excellent coffee.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Had a few hours to fill in and had heard about this place so went for a visit. Amazing. Spent about 3 hours walking through this great attraction. One moment in the hot sun, minutes later breathing "vapour" in a chilly gully by a stream. Sitting on a bench for a rest and surrounded by birds of all varieties. The melodies are awesome. View from the Lookout is spectacular. Yet I can't understand why so many Wellingtonians tell me they've never been there. What a fantastic experience

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