Photo: Steve Attwood
The Karori Sanctuary Experience


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Free daily tours and talks

Daily tours and talks

The sanctuary valley is different every day so there's always something new at Zealandia. Don't miss our daily tours and talks, free with admission, to make the most of your next visit. On weekends we often open the Morning Star gold mine and operate scenic boat rides on the lower lake (subject to availability). Read more

Every day

Kids' Night Adventures

  Explore Zealandia by night with your kids these school holidays. There are lots of fun things to do as we search for kiwi foraging on the forest floor, tuatara hunting for food and glow worms shining brightly all around. We tell stories about nocturnal creatures over a hot chocolate in the forest while the high-pitched call of …

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in School Holidays

Bug Week at Zealandia

Wellington Tree Wētā - Photo by Steve Attwood

We’re celebrating all things cute and crawly between the 18th and 25th of April! Enjoy a range of exciting activities and events focused on the bugs that call Zealandia home. What's happening during Bug Week? Look for bugs in the sanctuary on the big bug hunt. Hear the Māori story of wētā punga and tāne. Find out about wētā …

April 15 - 26

$10 Student Tuesdays

Student Tuesdays

Show your student ID and experience the exhibition and sanctuary valley for just $10 any Tuesday, year-round. Come back whenever you like by upgrading to annual student membership. Not valid with any other discount offer. Cannot be redeemed for cash.


Buggies go bush

Buggies go bush

Our Wednesday morning walks for new parents are a great way to meet new friends while experiencing some of New Zealand's rarest native wildlife. This must be the best buggy-friendly nature walk in New Zealand. Get a quick lowdown on what's out and about from one of the Zealandia team, then pick up a map and head …

Wednesdays 10:30am

Bug Week Seminar

Giant Wētā at Zealandia (Photo by Brendon Doran)

Join Olivia Vergara from Victoria University of Wellington as she presents her preliminary results from studying wētā within the sanctuary. Find out how the removal of mammals from the sanctuary has effected the insects that call it home. Hear from Dragonfly enthusiast, James Cowan. He has spent hours in the sanctuary documenting and photographing these incredible …

Start:24th April 2014 8:00pm
End:24th April 2014 9:00pm

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers (Photo by Jo Moore)

Become a Junior Ranger at Zealandia this school holidays! Learn about nature in our interactive exhibition, explore the sanctuary valley and find out what it takes to be a ranger. Go treasure hunting, feed the eels, play games, and get crafty at education house. Who can attend? Children from 5 to 12 years. What to bring? Warm, weather appropriate clothing. Sensible …

April 28 - 2 May, 8am - 5.30pm