Walkers on a ZEALANDIA track

 Become a ZEALANDIA Member

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Become a ZEALANDIA Member and help us to protect New Zealand’s rare and endangered native wildlife while supporting a 500-year vision to restore Wellington’s natural heritage. ZEALANDIA Members are critical to the sanctuary’s conservation efforts. With your help we have been able to transfer dozens of native species and can continue to provide a safe haven for our special native flora & fauna.

Member Benefits include:

  • Unlimited entry to ZEALANDIA (exhibition and sanctuary valley) for 12 months during normal opening hours.
  • Bring up to 5 friends for half price on any day visit.
  • 50% off our unforgettable ZEALANDIA By Night/Day tours.
  • 10% discount in the ZEALANDIA Store and at Rātā.
  • Regular updates with special invitations, news and events.

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Step 1

Enter Your Details


Let us know how to get in touch with you by entering or renewing your contact details online

Step 2

Support our vision


Pay securely online via credit or debit card with proceeds supporting our ongoing conservation work  

Step 3

Enjoy your membership!


Enjoy access to the sanctuary for 12 months and a range of exciting member benefits!

"I am so proud to be part of this awesome, ambitious place. To be able to support Zealandia – a sanctuary for many of our precious flora and fauna, to be able to try and help right some of the wrongs that people have inflicted upon this country, whilst being able to enjoy the place in the process, is a privilege." - Anna-Mareia Hammond, ZEALANDIA Member


Our volunteers help us with a wide range of tasks and activities around ZEALANDIA. They come from all walks of life and are passionate supporters of the work we do.

Volunteer roles require varying levels of skills, experience, availability and fitness. While some roles are seasonal, other opportunities are weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Many roles require a longer-term commitment, ideally a minimum of six months. You must be over 18 years of age, and acceptance is dependent on a satisfactory police check.

You can find out more about our teams and what they do by exploring the sections below. For enquiries about particular teams and what opportunities we currently have available, email volunteer@visitzealandia.com.


Sanctuary Care & Preservation


Looking after the infrastructure that keeps ZEALANDIA running, from track maintenance to biosecurity.



Conservation is at the heart of what we do, and it wouldn't be possible without volunteer help. This involves seasonal work from bird feeding to monitoring.

Visitor Experience


As a visitor destination we need to provide the best possible experience for our guests. This involves learning all about our native flora & fauna to assist visitors.

Help Us Support Native Wildlife

ZEALANDIA has always been, and will always be, for conservation not profit. We rely on the support of everyday kiwis and visitors to continue building healthy populations of our precious native New Zealand species. It is these generous donations that allow us to extend conservation efforts beyond the fence, increasing biodiversity and knowledge of the natural world.

Help us to continue educating, inspiring, and enthralling future generations, and providing a safe haven for these iconic native species we’ve come to know and love. Your support will build a healthy and sustainable future for Wellington and New Zealand as a whole.


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 Help at Home

Create a sanctuary in your backyard

Enjoyed your visit to ZEALANDIA so much you want the same experience at home? Planting native trees and having a bird bath are great, safe ways to encourage native birds into your backyard. 

Planting Native Trees


Birds eat a range of foods, including insects and fruit. When you plant your garden with natives, which flower and fruit at different times of the year, you provide wonderful natural resources for birds and other animals.

Trapping Pests


Create a true sanctuary in your garden by trapping mammalian predators on your property. It’s a powerful way to support local and national pest control. Find out more here.

Don't Feed Wild Birds


Although bird feeding is well-intentioned, you can cause a lot of problems – both for the birds and for yourself. Inappropriate food can cause illness / death. For more information see our guide here

Predator trap


Come and work for ZEALANDIA – we are an award-winning facility dedicated to telling New Zealand’s unique conservation story.

We have a small team of staff working in the areas of conservation, operations, education, customer service, office administration, marketing, and volunteer management.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to New Zealand’s natural environment and work at one of the country’s most exciting eco-tourism attractions, joining the ZEALANDIA team as a staff member or volunteer could be the right move for you.


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