Photo: Steve Attwood
The Karori Sanctuary Experience

Venue hire

Christmas functions

Scenic cruise on the lower lake

Photo By Jo Moore

Drinks by the lower lake

Photo By Jo Moore

Laid tables at Rata café

Photo By Veronica Young

Dinner at Rata café

Photo By Bernard Smith


A memorable taste of the wild with all the luxuries included. Just ten minutes from downtown Wellington.

  • Evening function, 6pm – 11pm.
  • Cocktails on our sun-drenched lakeside lawn.
  • Leisurely boat cruise with beautiful forest scenery.
  • Delicious gourmet BBQ with a stunning valley view.
  • Linen tablecloths, Christmas centrepieces and Christmas crackers.
  • Top quality service.

Dates available in November and December – terms and conditions apply.
Bespoke and lunchtime options are available upon enquiry.
We can help book shuttles or taxis on the night.

"Everyone had such a wonderful time - and even said it was our best Christmas party yet! Can I thank you and your wonderful, friendly staff for your time."

"My team and clients were all very impressed with the venue and we’re still raving about the boat ride – it was a real hit."

Guilt-free indulgence

All proceeds go to support the 500 year vision of Karori Sanctuary Trust – so by raising your glass at Zealandia you help us raise the chances for endangered native New Zealand species.

For more information contact Neldi