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ZEALANDIA’s open and taking care of our visitors and teams
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

ZEALANDIA’s open and taking care of our visitors and teams

We’re open, and taking the utmost care of our team and our visitors 

Kia kaha, te whānau 

It’s challenging times like these that show the strength of a community. And our community is strong – we care about each other, we care about nature, and we care about our shared future. 

Spending time in nature is one of the best ways to look after both your physical and mental health, and we want to encourage everyone to take the opportunity to get outside, breathe deep, and make the most of the wildlife around us. 

ZEALANDIA’s work to keep Wellington’s wildlife thriving continues, and we are open for business, encouraging those who feel fit and well to visit.  

With 32km of trails to explore, you can experience our wild spaces while maintaining the recommended ‘social distance’. With groups capped at 12, we can continue to operate our popular day and night tours, and welcome enquiries and bookings. 


Keeping ourselves, and others, healthy 

To keep both our team and our visitors safe and well, new and expanded health and safety measures are now in place. Please follow the guidance and instructions from our team – everything we are doing is to keep you safe and protected. 

If you are feeling unwell, are in self-isolation, or there is a risk you have been exposed to COVID-19, please save your visit until another day. We’ll still be here once you’re better, or have been through self-isolation. 


He waka eke noa/ A canoe which we are all in with no exception 

We don’t know exactly what the future will hold, and with new restrictions on international visitors, we will be relying on you, our supporters, champions and visitors.  

Our work over the past 25 years has helped create a city with flourishing native birdlife, and we’ve introduced a whole generation of children to a rich, healthy native ecosystem. Help us continue to keep Wellington’s wildlife wild.  

Keep visiting, keep supporting, and keep in touch – we’ll be continuing to follow government advice as the COVID-19 situation evolves, so please follow us on: 

We will be posting updates and information as we have them.   

It is by working together that we make ZEALANDIA a fabulous place to work and visit. By following the government’s guidance and common-sense behaviours, we will come through this together, too. 



Photo credit: Janice McKenna


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