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Zealandia: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
Ranked #5 of 230 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, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Hong kong
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199 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a few hours”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Put on your walking shoes, you can easily spend a few hours strolling the grounds. Very informative, great staff, very helpful.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank nettyli
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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hidden jem”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

The bird sanctuary is very well set out and a nice relaxing Sunday walk. Great way to relax and get a bit of exercise.

Visited May 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Great place for family outing”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Wonderful place to walk in the bush with the family .good to be in fresh air with the kids , lots of different areas to spend time in

Visited May 2014
Thank Molly172
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“mind blowing!”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

honestly one of the best attractions I've seen in New Zealand. being up close and personal with endangered birds and ancient tutatara was mind blowing. being in a beautiful nature reserve so close and accessible to the city, walking distance to the cable car. a trip my children will never forget! it's an absolute must see when in Wellington!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank tangochilli
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Canberra, Australia
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fabulous experience”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We caught the free shuttle bus to Zealandia and arrived just in time to take a guided walk around the sanctuary. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgable and when the tour ended we spent a while longer walking around and enjoying the sights and sounds. After our walk we headed to the cafe for lunch and were blown away by the quality of the beef burger - it was delicious! I definitely recommend a visit.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Sarina S
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