Walkers on a ZEALANDIA track

 Become a ZEALANDIA Member

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Become a ZEALANDIA Member and help us to protect New Zealand’s rare and endangered native wildlife while supporting a 500-year vision to restore Wellington’s natural heritage. ZEALANDIA Members are critical to the sanctuary’s conservation efforts. With your help we have been able to transfer dozens of native species and can continue to provide a safe haven for our special native flora & fauna.
 

Member Benefits include:

  • Unlimited entry to ZEALANDIA (exhibition and sanctuary valley) for 12 months during normal opening hours.
  • Bring up to 5 friends for half price on any day visit.
  • 50% off our unforgettable ZEALANDIA By Night/Day tours.
  • 10% discount in the ZEALANDIA Store and at Rata.
  • Regular updates with special invitations, news and events.

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Step 1

Enter Your Details

 

Let us know how to get in touch with you by entering or renewing your contact details online

Step 2

Support our vision

 

Pay securely online via credit or debit card with proceeds supporting our ongoing conservation work  

Step 3

Enjoy your membership!

 

Enjoy access to the sanctuary for 12 months and a range of exciting member benefits!

 

 

"I am so proud to be part of this awesome, ambitious place. To be able to support Zealandia – a sanctuary for many of our precious flora and fauna, to be able to try and help right some of the wrongs that people have inflicted upon this country, whilst being able to enjoy the place in the process, is a privilege." - Anna-Mareia Hammond, ZEALANDIA Member

 VOLUNTEER YOUR SERVICES Learn More

Get involved at ZEALANDIA by joining our volunteer workforce. We run a number of work-groups covering a wide range of tasks. Whether you donate your time once a month, or regularly each week, there’s bound to be a way for you to get stuck in!

Volunteers come from all walks of life. You must be over 15 years of age and acceptance may be dependent upon a satisfactory police check. The rest depends on you, your availability and fitness.

 

Sanctuary Care & Preservation

 

Looking after the infrastructure that keeps ZEALANDIA running, from track maintenance to biosecurity.

Conservation

 

Conservation is at the heart of what we do, and it wouldn't be possible without volunteer help. This involves seasonal work from bird feeding to monitoring.

Visitor Experience

 

As a visitor destination we need to provide the best possible experience for our guests. This involves learning all about our native flora & fauna to assist visitors.

Help Us Support Native Wildlife

ZEALANDIA has always been, and will always be, for conservation not profit. We rely on the support of everyday kiwis and visitors to continue building healthy populations of our precious native New Zealand species. It is these generous donations that allow us to extend conservation efforts beyond the fence, increasing biodiversity and knowledge of the natural world.

Help us to continue educating, inspiring, and enthralling future generations, and providing a safe haven for these iconic native species we’ve come to know and love. Your support will build a healthy and sustainable future for Wellington and New Zealand as a whole.

 

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 Help at Home

Create a sanctuary in your backyard

Enjoyed your visit to ZEALANDIA so much you want the same experience at home? Planting native trees and having a bird bath are great, safe ways to encourage native birds into your backyard. 

Planting Native Trees

 

Birds eat a range of foods, including insects and fruit. When you plant your garden with natives, which flower and fruit at different times of the year, you provide wonderful natural resources for birds and other animals.

Trapping Pests

 

Create a true sanctuary in your garden by trapping mammalian predators on your property. It’s a powerful way to support local and national pest control. Find out more here or visit www.halo.org.nz

Don't Feed Wild Birds

 

Although bird feeding is well-intentioned, you can cause a lot of problems – both for the birds and for yourself. Inappropriate food can cause illness / death. For more information see our guide here

Predator trap

 Careers

Come and work for ZEALANDIA – we are an award-winning facility dedicated to telling New Zealand’s unique conservation story.

We have a small team of staff working in the areas of conservation, operations, education, customer service, office administration, marketing, and volunteer management.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to New Zealand’s natural environment and work at one of the country’s most exciting eco-tourism attractions, joining the ZEALANDIA team as a staff member or volunteer could be the right move for you.

 

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