Flock to Zealandia this summer

December 20, 2012

With longer weekend hours, a fantastic holiday programme for the kids, family discounts, tuatara month, and interesting daily talks and tours there’s something for everyone at Zealandia this summer.

February: Tuatara month  Tuatara


February is tuatara-tastic. Photo: Brendon Doran

Touch a tuatara, seek tuatara on the Turbine Track, take home a special fact sheet, talk tuatara with our Ranger Guides, tickle your taste buds with a Tuatara beer ‘n’ burger or battered fish, and buy specially priced tuatara gifts at our Store.

February is tuatara month at Zealandia! Read more

Sunday Storytelling

Sunday Storytelling

Fun with Just Giraffe. Photo: Jo Moore

11am. 20 January – 24 February, weather dependent.

Not your average storytelling! Just Giraffe incorporate puppets and props to regale children 3-8yrs with an eclectic collection of tales from near and far, old and new. Free with admission. Read more.

Summer opening hours

Pontoon Walkway

Soak up the scenery. Photo: Daniel Allen.

Linger longer on summer weekends ’til the end of March.

Monday to Friday: 10am – 5pm.
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm.
Wellington Anniversary Day (21 Jan): 10am – 6pm
Note: Exhibition & Rata Café still close at 5pm.

20% off for families

Family at Zealandia

’til end March

Make the most of summer and enjoy a family day at Zealandia. Families purchasing General Admission* receive a 20% discount.

Families can also take up our extended membership offer. Read more.

*Exhibition plus sanctuary valley for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Offer available 1 January – 1 April.

Junior Rangers – School Holiday Programme

Junior Rangers

School holiday adventures. Photo: Jo Moore.

24, 25, 28 & 29 January.
**Now varies each day so join one day or the whole four!**

Book now to enjoy our fascinating and fun Junior Rangers school holiday programme. Themed full-day and half-day options will leave your adventurous 5-12 year olds buzzing about our amazing ecosystems.
Booking essential (04) 920 9200.

Kids’ clue trail

During the School Holidays
Kids’ clue trail sheets, free with admission to the sanctuary valley.

Regular offers and events

Walk and Talk

Take a “Walk & Talk” tour with our Ranger Guides. Photo: Daniel Allen

Make the most of your Zealandia visit by joining an informative “Walk & Talk” guided tour or species talk, free with admission every day of the year except Christmas Day.

Every day “Walk & Talk” and species talk schedule.

Weekends and public holidays:

  • Scenic boat rides along the lower lake.
    Gold coin donation, subject to availability.
  • Get up close to our cave wētā in the Morning Star mine.
    Free with admission, subject to availability.

$10 Buggies go Bush – 10:30am Wednesdays. Valley only (1 adult per buggy).
$10 Student Tuesdays – Includes entry to our fascinating exhibition and beautiful sanctuary valley.