ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, Wellington

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Wildlife Area
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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Wellington holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the ZEALANDIA Sanctuary and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 如果去过piha的自然保护区 再来这个保护区有一点点失望风景依旧 但zealandia需要自己掏钱但是piha是免费的 如果之来惠灵顿的话是一个看新西兰自然风景的好地方!  more »
  • If you're red-green colorblind, the night time visit is not a great idea. The torches (aka: flashlights) are red lensed to avoid disturbing the animals. They are also very weak lighting for the colorb...  more »
  • Well worth spending a day here. Plenty of walking and climbing in woods, but take a map and be sure to be back at base by closing time! Guide will point out the Tuatura. Catch feeding time for the kak...  more »