Gold Coin Entry to Zealandia & Zoo

May 11, 2015


Wellington, NZ – This weekend Zealandia and Wellington Zoo are opening their doors to visitors for less than the price of a cup of coffee. That’s right, Open Day is …

Kākāriki celebrate a significant milestone

April 21, 2015

500th Kakariki chick Photo Credit Richard Gray

Wellington, NZ – It’s good news all round for Wellington’s red-crowned kākāriki population. After being all but extinct on mainland New Zealand for over a century, this breeding season Wellington …

20 years of People Power

April 20, 2015


Wellington, NZ – Wellington may now have it’s own world-class urban eco-sanctuary enabling the dispersal of native wildlife throughout the city, but this wasn’t always the case. According to sanctuary …

Winter hours back at ZEALANDIA

April 6, 2015

Unique NZ Birds

The days are getting shorter and daylight savings has come to an end! Unfortunately that means the end of summer opening hours at ZEALANDIA. Winter hours are now in effect: …

School Holiday Programme April 2015

February 24, 2015

Kids on the Zealandia school holiday program

Booking now open for the ZEALANDIA school holiday programme! Tailored for children ages 5 to 12, this unique programme feature a different theme every day. An opportunity to behind the …

600th Kākā Banded at ZEALANDIA

January 6, 2015

The 600th kaka banded at Zealandia. His combination is ML-R (mauve over lime on the left leg, and a red "cohort" band on the right leg). Photo by Linton Miller.

ZEALANDIA has banded its 600th kākā since 14 birds were transferred into the wild at Zealandia in 2002. Until then, kākā had effectively been extinct in Wellington since the early …

Hihi Update

December 16, 2014

A male hihi. (Photo by Janice McKenna)

The hihi breeding season got off to a rocky start this year and a number of nests were abandoned by females during incubation. While conservation staff couldn’t find anything to …

First Kākā Nestlings of 2014 Banded

December 14, 2014

The first kākā chick to be banded this season. (Photo by Linton Miller)

After a delayed start to the kākā breeding season we are now seeing a “baby boom”. Chicks are bursting out of their shells throughout the sanctuary and keeping our volunteer …

Polhill Gully Tieke Update

December 10, 2014

The male tieke at Polhill Gully. (Photo by Paul Stanley Ward)

It has now been over two weeks since the Polhill Gully tieke chicks left their nest. They are the first saddleback to nest on the mainland, outside of a fenced …

Volunteers Celebrated

December 9, 2014

Karori Sanctuary Trust Board Member and Long Time Volunteer, Pam Fuller, presents an award.

We recently celebrated the contribution and outstanding work our volunteers make to ZEALANDIA, and acknowledged those who have reached ten years of service. Zealandia has over 450 volunteers who work …