Zealandia is a world-class conservation project and attraction in Wellington, New Zealand, where the biodiversity of 225 ha of forest is being restored.
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as Nature Intended

ZEALANDIA is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore a Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state. The 225 hectare ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area, 6 of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years. 

 

About ZEALANDIA

 

What you can expect from a visit to one of New Zealand's most ground-breaking conservation projects

 

 

How to Experience ZEALANDIA

 

Make the most of your visit by joining one of our experienced guides on a tour of the sanctuary valley    

Visiting hours & Prices

 

All the essential information you need to plan your next visit to ZEALANDIA

Buy tickets online

 

Skip the queues and purchase your ZEALANDIA admission ahead of your visit

 VOLUNTEER YOUR SERVICES Learn More

Get involved at ZEALANDIA by joining our volunteer workforce. We run a number of work-groups covering a wide range of tasks. Whether you donate your time once a month, or regularly each week, there’s bound to be a way for you to get stuck in!

Volunteers come from all walks of life. You must be over 15 years of age and acceptance may be dependent upon a satisfactory police check. The rest depends on you, your availability and fitness.

 

Sanctuary Care & Preservation

 

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

Conservation

 

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

Donate

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.