Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is nestled in the city's green town belt and is home to more than 500 native & exotic endangered animals. Check out the daily talks and animal feedings, and get up close to red pandas, capybaras, meerkats, giraffes, and their sun sear.


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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.

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, Malaysan Sun Bear and our cheeky troop of chimpanzees; and book an intimate Animal Experience with the red pandas, capybaras, meerkats, giraffes, and sun bear.

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

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Physical address

200 Daniell Street, Wellington Central, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $27.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Under 3: free, Students/Community services card holders/seniors/YHA Members (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.

Facilities and Features

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

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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

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