Imagine a lush forest, home to over 40 rare species of native wildlife. Discover ZEALANDIA – an ecosanctuary in the heart of Wellington.
Explore the outdoors at your own pace or be led by a guide! During the day, walk amongst rare birds like hihi, kākāriki and takahē. Spot prehistoric reptiles like the tuatara bathing in the sun. See how the sanctuary transforms after dark on a guided tour and search for thousands of glow worms and over 150 kiwi roaming free.
Experience the source of the increasing native bird biodiversity in Wellington, while supporting our ground-breaking conservation research.
Connect with nature. Visit ZEALANDIA.
We remain open under Alert Level 2 with additional protocols in place to ensure the wellbeing of visitors and staff. On Monday 1 March, the sanctuary will be closed until 1pm as we install a power pole in front of the Operations shed. The Visitor Centre and Rātā Cafe will remain open and guided tours will still be running during this time.