Haere Mai Welcome
Just 10 minutes from central Wellington, Zealandia is a must-see eco-attraction and groundbreaking restoration project: a nature lover's paradise and a sanctuary by the city!
See some of New Zealand's rarest birds, reptiles and insects living wild in their natural environment, including hihi, tuatara, saddleback, kākā and (at night) little spotted kiwi. Indoors, NZ’s incredible natural history and world-renowned conservation movement are brought to life in a state-of-the-art exhibition. Read more about Zealandia…
"This sensational attraction will bring out the untapped Attenborough in everyone who visits."
"Wow. I mean, just wow. This was an incredible experience, and one of the things that makes New Zealand unique."
"BWfromIthaca" New York, USA
"Just about the most perfect wildlife sanctuary I've ever had the pleasure of visiting."
Stephen Fry Actor, Writer, Blogger, Presenter
"It was really cool seeing the birds and getting close to kākā."
10 year old visitor Wellington, NZ
"An ark within an ark, Karori is one of New Zealand's vital havens for species on the brink."
"Loads of walking tracks, lots to see and friendly staff to tell you more about what they're doing and what to look at."
"earthsinger" Hastings, New Zealand
"An unmissable green experience."
Lonely Planet Travel Guide 2008
Zealandia in a nutshell
This is your perfect starting point. Get the run-down on what we're all about and what you can do here.Read more
"Zealandia by Night" tour
Join our sensational guided night tour to experience the nocturnal sights and sounds of the bush. You'll never forget it!Find out more
All about our remarkable species. Birds, reptiles, insects, plants and more.Find out more
Ask a Ranger
Judi M. asks "Can you tell the ages of the kākā by the colours of their bands?"Read more