DISCOVER THE WILD SIDE OF WELLINGTON

ZEALANDIA is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore a Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state. The 225 hectare ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area, 6 of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years. 

 

About ZEALANDIA

 

What you can expect from a visit to one of New Zealand's most ground-breaking conservation projects

Become a Member

 

Help us to save New Zealand’s rare and endangered native wildlife and visit as many times as you like!

ZEALANDIA Tours

 

Make the most of your visit by joining one of our experienced guides on a tour of the sanctuary valley    

Volunteer

 

Join a community of 500+ active volunteers, contributing across all areas of the organisation

Visiting hours & Prices

 

All the essential information you need to plan your next visit to ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

Donate

 

Help us to continue educating, inspiring, and enthralling future generations, and providing a safe haven for New Zealand's precious wildlife.

Buy tickets online

 

Skip the queues and purchase your ZEALANDIA general admission or tour ahead of your visit

Education & Youth

 

Explore our living classroom and learn about the rare and endangered wildlife that call ZEALANDIA home