Imagine a lush forest, home to over 40 rare species of native wildlife. Discover Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne – an ecosanctuary in the heart of Wellington.
Explore the outdoors at your own pace or be led by a guide! During the day, walk amongst rare birds like hihi, kākāriki and takahē. Spot prehistoric reptiles like the tuatara bathing in the sun. See how the sanctuary transforms after dark on a guided tour and search for thousands of glow worms and over 150 kiwi roaming free.
Experience the source of the increasing native bird biodiversity in Wellington, while supporting our ground-breaking conservation research.
Connect with nature. Visit Zealandia.
From 5th April, vaccine passes will no longer be required when entering Zealandia.
Masks are required to be worn indoors, however may be removed once inside the sanctuary.