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“More than a walk in the park...”

Staglands Wildlife Reserve
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$15.58*
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Ranked #6 of 243 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe is less than an hour from Wellington and a 'must see' attraction for anyone either living in or visiting Wellington. Staglands offers a unique experience for people of all ages to feed and freely interact with a wide range of native and exotic birds and animals in an environment that has been created with nature's materials. Open daily 9:30am-5pm. Adults $22, Children $11 (3 and under no charge)
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Staglands is one of our "local" places that we take friends and family to. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll thru the wildlife areas, then come back to the café for a bite to eat.
In my view, if you've got kids, take them to Staglands as opposed to the Zoo...

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. We agree - children (and adults!) just love the interactive nature of Staglands Wildlife Reserve, so it is a perfect destination for a family day out...guess we are a little biased though!

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Unfortunately when we arrived it ended up being a damp and slightly windy afternoon. Although we were visitors to NZ we went with family who live here who were aware that it was $2 each for that day only, which was a bargain on usual admission costs. Despite the weather it was really enjoyed by the whole family, the cafe although we didn't eat there offered a varied menu, service for hot drinks was slow but that was mainly due to the fact that it was so busy due to the admission offer so understandable. For a small charge fish and wildlife feed can be purchased for the kids ( big and small). Overall a good day out!

Thank wildt38
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Thankyou for taking the time to write your lovely review. You visited Staglands on Wellington Open Day when we charged just $2 per person entry. As you saw, many visitors took advantage of this great offer and we were exceptionally busy. We are pleased to hear that you still had an enjoyable visit, despite the weather and volume of people!

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had some friends come to town and they were interested in going here. I had never been and thought it was worth checking out. I actually enjoyed the surroundings the most from the trees to the creek. The animals are a bonus.

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the natural enviroment of Staglands. Our team work hard to maintain The Reserve and will appreciate your comments.

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great place to go and get right up close with animals and feed them. Place is well maintained and staff are friendly.

Thank Kevin C
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Thank you for the glowing review. We hope you come again soon!

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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Being close to a wide variety of animals and birds (native and introduced) was an unexpected pleasure. It was so easy to get up close to pat and feed. Animals with real character. Great old village to visit too. Our 18 month old grand-daughter loved it and wasn't frightened at all. We spent way longer than we had intended!

Thank John N
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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. Visitors to Staglands often describe it as a 'surprise' as it is very often surpasses expectations. We hope to see you and your grand daughter again soon.

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