A unique eco-sanctuary where rare native species are flourishing in the wild. Wander scenic tracks, spot kākā, tuatara and many more, take in a ranger talk and a boat ride, explore our museum then relax with a coffee overlooking the lake.

$10.00 - $18.50

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ZEALANDIA is a mainland island; a unique eco-sanctuary for New Zealand’s native wildlife. Rare species are living wild within one square mile of regenerating forest surrounded by a ground-breaking pest-proof fence.

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Choose from 32 kilometres of tracks to spot kākā (the playful forest parrot), tuatara (a reptilian living fossil), saddleback, hihi, falcon, takahē, wētā, tūī, robin and many more. Book a night tour to seek out the iconic little spotted kiwi and other nocturnal creatures.

Explore our exhibition to understand New Zealand’s unique natural history and world-renowned conservation movement including a breathtaking short film.

Finish up with delicious food and drink at Rata Café or browse our store for souvenir gifts.


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Physical address

ZEALANDIA, Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington Central, Wellington, 6012, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
10am - 5pm. Open every day except Christmas Day. For longer summer hours see our website.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
15 - 20 minutes drive
Proximity to coach terminal:
Less than 10 minutes ride
Proximity to town:
Less than 10 minutes drive

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $10.00 - $18.50
Other charges:
FREE shuttle from City & Cable Car. Family & other discounts available.

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