Staglands Wildlife Reserve

Staglands Wildlife Reserve


4 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

17 Scenic Attractions

3 Zoos and Aquariums

4 Farm Experiences

6 Hutt Valley

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Children with kune kune piglets at Staglands
kid goats at Staglands


Meet at Staglands and connect with nature

Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe offers visitors the unique and 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.

Located in the scenic Akatarawa Valley near Upper Hutt, Wellington, Staglands is a ‘must see’ attraction for local families and tourists visiting the Wellington region.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWellington RegionHutt Valley


  • Scenic Attractions
  • Zoos and Aquariums
  • Farm Experiences

Operating Season And Hours

Open Daily (except Christmas day)
Reserve 9.30am - 5.00pm
Cafe 10.00am - 4.30pm


Rachel Aspinall's avatar

Rachel Aspinall


Ranking: 10/10

I enjoyed this so much, a lovely experience - not too many tourists and plenty of animals. Gorgeous cafe, a real authentic experience. Do not feed the pigs by hand though - we learnt the hard way!!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Hamish Johnson's avatar

Hamish Johnson

Ranking: 9/10

We took our three year old out to have birthday party out there and it was fantastic fun for them. So much wildlife to interact with for kids, and it was pretty non threatening for the kids - nothing to get too scared of. It's a bit of a mission to get to, but worth it.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Staglands Wildlife Reserve responds:

Thanks for your lovely review - always great to hear from our visitors. We hope you come again soon.

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giulistuber's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

i had an awesome time at staglands! the place is very beautiful and the animals are great. my favorite moment was hand feeding a deer! very good for families :)

Reviewed over 8 years ago

world_traveller's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

An Amazing place to take the family or even explore on your own. Totally emersed within Nature. Had an absolute blast, and was totally cared for by the staff as soon as we arrived!!!

Reviewed over 11 years ago