Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is nestled in the city's green town belt and is home to more than 500 native and exotic endangered animals. Check out the daily talks and animal feedings, and get up close to Red Pandas, Lions, Meerkats, Cheetah, Lemurs and Giraffes!


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New Zealand’s first zoo, Wellington Zoo is a hillside conservation paradise that leaves visitors with a sense of wonder and respect for nature, and a belief in the need for a sustainable co-existence between wildlife and people.

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Chat to our vets as they treat native wildlife at The Nest Te Kōhanga, the Zoo's state-of-the-art animal hospital; meet Tahi the one-legged Kiwi and our rescued Little Blue Penguins; watch keepers feed Sumatran Tigers, Malayan Sun Bears and our cheeky troop of 14 Chimpanzees; and book an intimate Close Encounter with the Red Pandas, Lions, Meerkats, Cheetah, Lemurs or Giraffes.

Enjoy a range of tasty snacks and beverages from Mojo Cafe and the Tuck Shop, and browse the Zoo Shop for the perfect souvenir.


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Physical address

Wellington Zoo, 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington Central, Wellington, 6021, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Wellington Zoo is open 364 days a year, every day except Christmas Day, from 9.30am – 5.00pm (last entry 4.15pm).
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
7 minutes by car
Proximity to coach terminal:
The number 10 bus from Wellington Railway Station stops outside Wellington Zoo
Proximity to town:
10 minutes by car

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $23.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Under 3: free, Students/Community services card holders/seniors/YHA Members: $17.00 (ID required)
Further pricing information:
For their safety, please ensure all children are supervised. Any child under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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