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Functions & events

Dinner at Rata café

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Laid table at Rata café

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Event with marquee on the Heritage Lawn

Evening function in the Main Foyer

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Zealandia is a stunning location for cocktail functions, dinners, weddings, corporate functions and team building events. Hosting an event at Zealandia will not only give your event a truly unique touch, it will be easy with our expert Function Manager and in-house catering team.  Choose from one of our Function Packages or work with us to create the right package for you.

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Rata Café:

Light, airy and modern, with scenic views across the forest-fringed lake and Heritage Lawn, Rata Café can seat up to 100 people. The café balcony is especially popular and can seat up to 76 people.

Heritage Lawn:

Zealandia’s Heritage Lawn on the banks of Roto Kawau is the perfect venue for cocktail functions, weddings, parties and picnics.

Main Foyer:

The main foyer on the ground floor is a sleek, modern space with acoustic wood panelling.  It is ideal for cocktail events or functions requiring AV presentations.


In addition Zealandia has a range of fantastic activity options available, from a cruise across our picturesque lake, to a private viewing of our state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition or guided night tours in search of little spotted kiwi.

On site there is ample free parking for cars and buses.

And, because Zealandia is 100% not-for-profit, your function will make a valuable contribution to our conservation, eco-restoration and education goals.

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For further information contact Neldi