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Timings : 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : NZD 25 - Adult
NZD 12 - Child
NZD 20 - Concession Pass
NZD 49 (1 adult + 3 children)
NZD 69 (2 adults + 3 children)

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WELLINGTON ZOO, NEW ZEALAND, Wellington Overview

Set up by the late, former Prime Minister, Richard Seddon, after he was gifted with a cub (more famously known as King Dick named by Bostock and Wombwell's Circus), Wellington Zoo was the first-ever zoo the country had. Located in the green belt of Wellington, New Zealand this zoo has turned into an important tourist attraction over the years, for its varied wildlife it has to offer and several customized packages for the tourists to avail.

The zoo is not just a tourist attraction but it is also regarded to have played an important role in conserving wildlife and contributing to its welfare. It offers specialized breeding for the endangered, sun bear and the Sumatran tiger to name a few and has a collaborative regime with other zoos wide across to keep count of the genetic diversity and its equitable preservation. So keeping all these factors in mine, Wellington Zoo should definitely be on the top of a to-do list for any animal lover who plans to take a trip to New Zealand.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTER- Other than just looking at animals upfront from proximity, this program offers very personal interaction with the wildlife where you can talk to the zookeepers to know your favorite animal’s habits, their eating patterns, and such. You might as well get a picture clicked of yourself with them, so keep a camera handy. Age restriction is regulated for certain animals, so does the time slots for each, so you may check into their official site for further details. 

ZOO SLEEPOVER- What could be better than a day trip to a zoo? A night over at the place after the crowd disperses and the animals retreat to their natural patterns without any simulation. It’s raw, exciting and super fun. Take your group and avail for this package and get the rush of being right inside the lap of the fauna; listen to their snore, smell their odor, and feed them before they plonk to sleep. Sleeping bags/rolls are provided but you can always opt for separate mattresses and mats for yourself.

  • Age group is above 5 years
  • Maximum 80 participants
  • NZD 900 for up to 20 people, NZD 45 each for extra participants.
  • Fees include only light snacks and breakfast
  • One whole night stay duration is from 7:00 PM to 9:30 AM the next morning.

BIRTHDAY SAFARIS-  Wellington Zoo has the ideal surprise gift for your child. You can avail their birthday safari program, where your child along with their friends is taken to a special guided tour of the zoo with several exciting perks on their birthday. Picnic sites are also kept in mind for rest and recreation.

  • The age group of 3-14
  • Maximum 15 children with two accompanying adults
  • NZD 150 for the tour, excluding the zoo entry fees
  • Available on Sundays and Saturdays, either at 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Duration- 60 minutes

BOOK VENUES FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAYS- The zoo has special provisions where you can book a specific area within the zoo premises to mark an important day of your life. It could be simple partying, or to celebrate your birthday, or to put up your wedding day with special theme parties. There are infrastructural provisions for you to just set up official meetings and conferences in the fully equipped conference halls. You can put up your plays or just watch theatre in the theatre halls they provide.

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN- Every parent knows how difficult it gets to keep their child hooked to something entertaining yet productive in their holidays. Wellington zoo offers a wholesome solution to cure the boredom of your children where you can drop your kid for a specific time in the zoo, let them explore their interest in wildlife on their own accord, with experienced guides feeding them information about the fauna. 

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  • Children are considered for the 3-14 age group.
  • Under 15s are to be accompanied by at least one adult with them.
  • Valid ID required for entry and other student discounts, cardholders, and memberships.
  • Official guides of disabled tourists are given complimentary entry on producing valid documents of their position.
  • Car parking area
  • Wheelchair for differently-abled
  • Toilets

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