Imagine a lush forest, home to over 40 rare species of native wildlife. Discover Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne – 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.
Masks are required to be worn indoors, however may be removed once inside the sanctuary.