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ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary

ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary


Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington


04 920 9213

Opening Hours:

  • Weekdays: 9am–5pm
  • Weekends: 9am–5pm
  • Closed on Public Holidays

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.

Make the most of your visit to ZEALANDIA with a guided tour! Enjoy all the sights and sounds of ZEALANDIA with an experienced guide who will lead you through the sanctuary valley. Soak up the beautiful scenery while learning more about New Zealand’s unique ecological history.

ZEALANDIA is a short drive or cab ride from Wellington CBD at the end of Waiapu Road, Karori.

Additional info: Concession process require a New Zealand Gold Card, New Zealand Student ID, Community Services Card or Wellington City Council Leisure Card to be shown at admission

Open hours
Daily 9am - 5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Closed Christmas Day

See for admission and tours information.

ZEALANDIA offers some easy grade, no-step tracks suitable for wheelchairs or the vision impaired. The Visitor Centre is completely wheelchair friendly. As the valley is a wilderness area, it is requested that vision impaired and people in wheelchairs have a companion with them. Guide dogs are permitted.

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