Staglands Wildlife Reserve, Wellington

4.7
#2 of 12 in Wildlife Areas in Wellington
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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 to see Staglands Wildlife Reserve and other attractions that appeal to you using our Wellington trip itinerary planner.
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  • I came here with my boyfriend for a day out on my 20th birthday. As someone who grew up on a farm but now lives in Wellington central, I miss the animals a lot so this was a really nice way to feel li...  more »
  • We absolutely love this place. It's a 45 min drive from home and our 3 yr old knows where exactly we are going when we turn left at Brown Owl! The animals are tame and friendly and you are guaranteed ...  more »
  • Staglands is a beautiful nature park that you can easily spend the best part of the day exploring. Our young kids loved it, especially feeding the animals, toasting marshmallows and the tractor ride. ...  more »