ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, Wellington

4.5
#1 of 56 in Parks in Wellington
The world's first urban eco-sanctuary, Zealandia hosts New Zealand's most endangered native animals, including tuatara, kiwi and giant wētā, all living wild just ten minutes from downtown Wellington. Visitors of all ages can enjoy hands-on learning about New Zealand's natural history, from 80 million years ago to the present day. If you prefer to venture on your own, you can explore the 225 hectare (560 acre) valley via moderate hiking trails or wheelchair-accessible paths. To gain deeper insight into the sanctuary's special ecosystem, sign up for a guided daytime, twilight, or night tour--just make sure you book in advance. A favorite of guests, the flashlight-guided night tour introduces you to the sights and sounds of the New Zealand bush, which you can only catch after the sun goes down. Put ZEALANDIA Sanctuary on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Wellington vacation maker site .
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  • I went to zealandia with my friends,this place is full of natural beauty and perfect place for trekking. You might see native birds.  more »
  • My partner and I had the pleasure of returning to Zealandia having visited twice before. We'd previously done a day tour, but joined the night tour this time around. We were part of a group of about x...  more »
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