Staglands Wildlife Reserve, Wellington

4.7
#2 of 15 in Wildlife in Wellington
An alternative to conventional zoo experiences, Staglands Wildlife Reserve offers visitors the exciting opportunity to connect with nature in a beautiful, natural environment. Feed and freely interact with wildlife in this very special place--the product of one man’s passion and vision to experience nature at its best. The 10 hectare (24 acre) reserve features picturesque hills, streams, valleys, and ponds, developed carefully over the last 40 years. Walk through aviaries filled with twittering birds, feed cuddly kunekune piglets, discover the hardships of early settlers at a recreated frontier town, or enjoy a picnic surrounded by New Zealand's lush natural scenery. Located inside a traditional log building, the reserve cafe features outdoor seating areas and serves light meals and beverages. Plan to see Staglands Wildlife Reserve and other attractions that appeal to you using our Wellington trip itinerary planner. Plan your Staglands Wildlife Reserve visit and explore what else you can see and do in Wellington using our Wellington tour itinerary planning site .
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  • Staglands has been getting better and more beautiful as time has gone on. They have a cafe, several peacocks and kunekune pigs that wander about. The tractor ride is always a win with the kids. You ca...  more »
  • Our kids love Staglands. They really enjoy the animals, the adventure and the learning on offer. Well worth the visit  more »
  • We were in Wellington from the US. We went to Staglands with our grandchildren and had a great time. It is not a long drive from Wellington but it is on narrow roads.  more »

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