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A white boat sails on the Lower Lake at Zealandia, surrounded by green bush and overhanging fern trees.
  • Location

    53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington

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Set around a picturesque reservoir, Zealandia is home to some of New Zealand’s most rare and extraordinary wildlife. All are thriving wild in a world-first protected sanctuary just minutes from Wellington’s city centre.

From catering for small business conferences to fully-catered weddings, functions at Zealandia provide that unique touch. They also support native conservation efforts.

The 225-hectare eco-sanctuary is a ground-breaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area. Some of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for more than 100 years.

There are opportunities for outdoor activities, team building, and exploring in such a beautiful scenic environment. There is plenty of free parking for cars and buses and a café on-site for all your catering needs.

Functions are sustainable and environmentally-conscious with all proceeds going to conservation. Zealandia is carboNZero and conscious consumers certified.


  • Four spaces are available.
  • Food and activities can be added to your visit.
  • Sustainable and environmentally conscious venue.
  • Free car parking.
In a small grassy area at the entrance of Zelandia, native bush can be seen on the hills in the background and a red building in the centre.

Rooms available

Space Name Theatre Banquet Cocktail Classroom Boardroom
Hihi         8
Pateke 120   120 80 40
Heritage Lawn     200    
Rata Balcony   80 100 40 40