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Just minutes from downtown Wellington, yet a world apart.

Set around a picturesque reservoir, ZEALANDIA is home to some of New Zealand's most rare and extraordinary wildlife - all thriving wild in a world-first protected sanctuary valley. 

Visit The Exhibition to learn about ZEALANDIA's vision to restore the valley to the way it was before the arrival of humans.

Venture into The Sanctuary Valley to wander a selection of outdoor walks that take you through beautiful native bush. Keep an eye out for species such as kaka (the playful forest parrot), tuatara (a relic from the time of the dinosaurs), takahe (only around 250 left today), saddleback, hihi, geckos and many more.

Plus, if you book a ZEALANDIA By Night Tour you'll have a totally different experience in The Sanctuary Valley, spotting the endangered (and nocturnal) little spotted kiwi.

ZEALANDIA has activities for young and old and can keep you entertained anywhere from two hours to a whole day. Many want to explore further and purchase annual membership - a great way for you to help us restore while you explore. If you're local you may consider joining our 450-strong community of keen volunteers.

The Exhibition

The Sanctuary Valley

Zealandia By Night Tour

Offers and events

Rata Cafe


Getting here

International recognition

Wild Things

  • ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary
    Waiapu Road
    Karori 6012

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  • 04 920 9213
  • 04 920 9213
  • Members: 7am - 5pm, Public: 9am - 5pm, Rata Cafe: 8am - 5pm. Last valley entry at 4pm. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Adult: $18.50, Child: $10, Family: $46 (two adults, three children), Zealandia by Night Tour: $79 adult, $38 child; Exhibition only: $9 adult, $5 child
  • Wheelchair accessible
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