Photo: Janice McKenna
The Karori Sanctuary Experience

The experience

Discover New Zealand’s unique conservation story: 80 million years of natural history in our fascinating Exhibition and 225ha of remarkable nature in our beautiful sanctuary valley. All just 10 minutes from downtown Wellington!

Our scenic café, Rata, can replenish you before or after your walk and don’t forget our sensational night tours!

The exhibition

80 million years under one roof! Watch our big-screen movie and learn about NZ's unique natural history and conservation movement.

The sanctuary valley

Take in our beautiful native forest, lakes and NZ's remarkable species living wild. Join a free ranger talk and lots more!

"Zealandia by Night" tour

Book on to our sensational guided night tour to experience the nocturnal sights and sounds of the bush. You'll never forget it!

Daily tours & talks

Join a fascinating tours or talk, included with admission. Meet the team and learn something new!

Rata Café

Relax with a coffee, cake or delicious meal and enjoy the stunning scenery from our covered balcony.

Video

Watch this 3 minute promotional video to get a taste for what you can experience here at Zealandia.

Bubbles, Breakfast & Birdsong

Indulge in a special open-air breakfast with bubbles before we open to the public followed by a private tour.

Walking the Wildside

Take a hike! …with our guides, on some of the lesser used trails deep in the valley this summer.

Store

The perfect place to stock up on gifts for your friends and family, or find something special for yourself!