Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience

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.

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  • Website
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Adult
$9.00 - $17.50
Child
$5.00 - $7.50
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About

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.

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.

Physical address

Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience, 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 drive
Proximity to town:
Less than 10 minutes drive

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $9.00 - $17.50
Child
(16 year(s) and under)
$5.00 - $7.50
Other charges:
FREE shuttle from City & Cable Car. Family & other discounts available.

Contact us by

  • Website
  • Phone
  • Fax