Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Closed for Christmas
Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
Entry Fee : Adults - $16.50 - $19.50, Kids (16 years and under) - $0.00 - $10.00
Based around a picturesque reservoir in Wellington, New Zealand, Zealandia is groundbreaking wildlife conservation ecosanctuary sprawling over a massive area of 225 hectares which is home to some of the rarest and extraordinary wildlife in the world. Originally called the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, the place was built with the sole intention of conserving the depleting forest reserves and natural wildlife. Known to be the world’s first full fenced ecosanctuary, the vision and objective is to restore the forests and the natural freshwater ecosystems to the pre-human state. The sanctuary has lately emerged to be one of the most popular tourist attractions of the town and has been successful in reintroducing over 20 species of native wildlife back into their zones here, some of which were known to have been extinct in the region for the last 100 years or more. There are a lot of recreational activities and fun things to do at the urban sanctuary for the tourists that include exploring the scenic trails, enjoying a boat ride, birdwatching and spotting exotic avifauna, volunteering for guided tours or just enjoying a quiet coffee by the lakeside etc.