Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary

Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary

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28 Rankers Reviews

19 Face-to-Face

1 Karori

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Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary

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Location

North IslandWellington RegionKarori

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  • Bird Watching

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  • 28 Rankers Reviews

    Quick Quotes

    • Great guided tour (this cost extra).
    • A beautiful walk through a bird sanctuary.
    • Night trip: What a cool place!
    • One of the top places we visited.
    • Guided night walk.

    Rating Distribution

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    10/10 11
    39%
    9/10 5
    18%
    8/10 4
    14%
    7/10 5
    18%
    6/10 0
    0%
    5/10 1
    4%
    4/10 1
    4%
    3/10 1
    4%
    2/10 0
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    1/10 0
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  • Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

    7/10

    Cool paid activity to do in Wellington but not that excited when travelled a lot already.

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    Cazimir Boon

    Netherlands

    Customer

  • Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

    8/10

    A bit crowded on the main tracks but pleasant on the bush walks.

    Saw lots of bird life. An interesting initiative.

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    Matt Harris

    United Kingdom

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

    10/10

    Beautiful native bush and birds in the best possible setting.

    Guides make bird identification much easier. You can see how many people love the park by the sheer number of volunteers we encountered.

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    Valerie Balcom

    United States

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

    7/10

    A beautiful walk through a bird sanctuary.

    It was pretty difficult to spot the birds as they are flying around, but would probably be better with a guide. But it was a great way to learn about New Zealand bird life.

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    Sarah Kovacs

    United States

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

    8/10

    We appreciated the free shuttle bus and lovely inside exhibition.

    Walk outside was nice, but were were not really very lucky to see many birds. Maybe another time.

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    Sabina Roubickova

    Czech Republic

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

    9/10

    Beautiful conservation effort.

    Worth every penny because you get to go two days in a row and help finance a worth while operation. You can watch heaps of native birds and get to know them very well. Lots of stunning walks, free tours and feeding shows.

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    Christoph Herrmann

    Germany

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2015

    9/10

    Beautiful nature reserve just 20 minutes from central Wellington, protected precious birds and reptiles, beautiful fauna and trees!

    Must do.

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    Angus Sutherland

    United Kingdom

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 6 years ago

    7/10

    Cost a little money but you can see lots of New Zealand birds.

    When you want to see Kiwis it is best to go at night!

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    Lara Baetz

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago

    10/10

    This was one of the highlights of our 2 week trip in New Zealand - south and north islands.

    Definitely take a guided tour. Our guide helped us understand the hard work being done to restore the biodiversity plus pointed out wildlife that we would have missed. This is not a zoo, it is an urban reserve.

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    ORfam

    United States

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

    10/10

    A beautiful insight into how New Zealand once was and exemplifies the hardwork put into recreating the natural space.

    A must see.

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    Graham Swinyard

    England

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 10 years ago

    7/10

    Impressive job the Karori Sanctuary Trust is doing.

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    Henriette Haugan

    Denmark

    Customer

  • Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in September 2011

    10/10

    Night trip: What a cool place!

    I learned loads while having a really exciting time wondering around the forest following our guide as he tracked and found kiwis, weta, rare ducks, and prehistoric lizards. I've seen kiwis in wellington and auckland zoos, but to see them in their natural habitat was the best by far. Loved it!

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    nathan_carr

    United Kingdom

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2011

    10/10

    Daytime: I visited it when it was slightly raining, so I met only one guy in the whole park.

    It was one of the best experiences in new zealand, absolutely stunning. But you have to like new zealand birds :), and: "its not a zoo". If you know about new zealands wildlife, its lovely to encounter all the rare animals.

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    Mark

    Germany

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 11 years ago

    10/10

    Worth all the money!!

    Amazing to see New Zealand's nature as it was a 1000 years ago. You learn a lot and get so excited every time you see a special bird or the small New Zealand dinosaur (Tuatara).

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    Ann-Katrine & Sille

    Denmark

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 11 years ago

    10/10

    Guided night walk.

    Excellent informative presentation. Guide was knowledgable and passionate. Saw 2 x Kiwi, lots of other native birds. plants, etc.

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    Waitson

    United Kingdom

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in May 2010

    8/10

    For a park in the middle of Wellington it is very serene - there are lots of birds to hear and see and there are lots of feeding areas so finding and seeing birds is excellent, good information available.

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    Linda & Fred

    Canada

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009

    9/10

    We loved this place - where you can see Tuatara, Tui chasing Bellbirds away from "their" food, and many others, right in a city?

    Trees, dams buildings - its all good fun

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    Raewyn

    New Zealand

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago

    10/10

    What a place to have right in the middle of a capital city.

    The fact that you can't expect to see certain birds on demand makes the sightings you do have even more special. You know you're not in a zoo when you come here. There's plenty to see anyway. You can stay on the flat if you don't have long or feel like an easy walk, or you can set off down some of the longer tracks out the back.

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    aiakar

    New Zealand

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago

    4/10

    It's a beautiful place but the evening kiwi tour it's very touristic with people doing a lot of noise, this way it's very difficult see a kiwi

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    Pedro Menendez

    Spain

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago

    10/10

    This is an amazing place, even more so when you realise it's in the middle of Wellington.

    The work they are doing to support native flora and fauna is excellent and definitely worth supporting with your entrance fee.

    We were lucky to be there on a day when most of the city was watching the Christmas parade so it was fairly quiet - hence more birdlife! The feeding stations are a brilliant place to see tuis and kakas, but it's also great to do some of the many walking trails and see what you can find there (we were lucky and spotted a couple of saddlebacks among others). There are information boards, weta 'hotels', the tuatara sanctuary and so many beautiful trees. We spent several hours there but could easily have spent the day - it's a very special place!

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    HairyHaggis

    United Kingdom

    Customer