Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne

All year round

Zealandia is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500 year vision to restore a valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state.

The 225 hectare (500+ acre) Wellington ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area, some of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years.


Adults: $23 Concessions available

For more info visit:



53 Waiapu Road


04 920 9213




Although it is an outdoor environment, a large area of the sanctuary is accessible for wheelchair users, deaf or blind visitors, and visitors with other needs. Service dogs are welcome and visitors are invited to make contact to discuss the necessary requirements for biosecurity. Please contact before arriving. There are wheelchair accessible toilets in the Visitor Centre and more in the sanctuary, about 20 minutes from the entrance. Two mobility scooters (kindly donated by a local family and TSB Bank / Wellington City Council) are available for use free of charge. But please book in advance.


Electric shuttles pick up and drop off ZEALANDIA visitors FREE from outside the city i-SITE and top of the Cable Car. Shuttle does not operate on Mondays. Many of Wellington's public buses will stop at the end of Waiapu Road. This is about a two minute walk from the sanctuary. Or take the Wellington Cable car from Lambton Quay to the top of the Botanic Gardens. From there it's just a 20-30 minute walk to ZEALANDIA, or hop on our free shuttle.


Disabled car parking is available.

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