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  4. Zealandia, Wellington

Zealandia: The Ecosanctuary Tickets

Product ID: 18783
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Visit the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, just 10 minutes from downtown Wellington. Explore the protected native forest along the walking trails, visit the interactive exhibition, and enjoy a meal with a view at Rata Cafe.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the interactive exhibits at Zealandia, a one-of-a-kind sanctuary
  • Keep your eyes open for rare and endangered native wildlife
  • Learn about the past and present of the conservation movement in New Zealand
Full description
Zealandia achieved the impossible when the final nail of the groundbreaking, one of a kind predator free fence was completed 1999. With the 500-year vision in place Zealandia has lofty ambitions to restore Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystem as closely as possible to its pre-human state. Over the last number of years these ambitions have materialized.

Located a short 10 minute drive from downtown Wellington Zealandia is a step back in time to the period before human interference. Since the sanctuary opened we have seen 17 species of native wildlife return to the area, 6 of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years.

While situated minutes from downtown Zealandia feels like a different world. The rolling hills providing the perfect backdrop for you to explore the many treks and pathways where you will be accompanied by Kākā, Kākāriki, Korimako to name just some of the bird species who roam the 225 hectare sanctuary. Zealandia also hosts an interactive exhibition which tells the story of New Zealand’s unique ecological history. Rata Café provides the perfect pit stop to refuel where you can take advantage of the range of specialized native New Zealand cuisine with a conscious and native twist.
  • Entrance fee
  • Interactive exhibit
  • Visitor map
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Guided tour

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Meeting point

Zealandia, 53 Waiapu Rd, Karori, Wellington 6012.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Remember to bring comfortable walking shoes and to dress according to the weather
• Open hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, last entry at 4:00 PM
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Product ID: 18783