Photo: Steve Attwood

Support our vision


Photo (left): Peter Fisher

Become a ZEALANDIA Member and help us to protect New Zealand’s rare and endangered native wildlife while supporting a 500-year vision to restore Wellington’s natural heritage.

ZEALANDIA Members are critical to the sanctuary’s conservation efforts. With your help we have been able to transfer dozens of native species and can continue to provide a safe haven for our special native flora & fauna.

Become a member today

You can join as a ZEALANDIA member by completing and posting our membership form. Alternatively, sign up at the admissions desk when you next visit, or call (04) 920 9213.


Upgrade on the day

Sign up on the day of your visit and we will deduct the cost of your admission ticket from your membership price – a great way to try before you buy.


Every day is different at ZEALANDIA so you’re bound to see something new each time you visit. As a member, take your time exploring over 32km of beautiful walking tracks, enjoy the changing of the seasons, and share in the excitement as new species are introduced.

Best of all, you will be making a valuable contribution to a cutting-edge eco-restoration project that is changing the face of conservation on the mainland of New Zealand.

Become a member and enjoy:

  • Unlimited entry to ZEALANDIA (exhibition and sanctuary valley) for 12 months during normal opening hours.
  • Exclusive ‘early-hours’ access (summer only).
  • Bring up to 5 friends for half price on any day visit.
  • 50% off our unforgettable “ZEALANDIA by Night” tour.
  • 10% discount in theZEALANDIA Store and at Rata café.
  • Regular updates with special invitations, news and events.

As a ZEALANDIA member you will be helping us to:

  • Achieve our 500-year goal of restoring a corner of mainland NZ to the way it was before humans arrived.
  • Provide a safe haven for endangered species such as little spotted kiwi, (tīeke) saddleback, kākā, hihi, tuatara and giant wētā.
  • Share New Zealand’s conservation story and inspire locals and visitors alike.
  • Preserve a piece of our natural heritage for generations to come.

"Having the membership has been a no-brainer, it means I can pop in for lunch on a nice day, or spend a few hours exploring on the weekends. Because I have the membership, I visit the valley more often, averaging about once per week. The valley, plants, birds, and tuatara never disappoint, and I love feeling like I'm in the middle of the bush, although I'm in the middle of Wellington. I have seen an amazing transformation with the new visitor centre, enclosures, and signage over the last three years, and I appreciate that the goals remain the same."

Alice Doughty

"My daughter and I have been members of Zealandia for several years now [...] I can honestly say that from the moment one mother's day several years ago when I laid eyes on my first saddleback that I have been hooked ever since. Thank you so much for allowing us a small glimpse into what I hope will be the start of an amazing future for many endangered birds, and one that future generations can be enchanted with too, and not just read about in books. [...]"

Cath McKone

"We've belonged to Zealandia for a long time […]. We love belonging as we can go and have a coffee and then look for tuatara or kaka or just walk in the bush for a short while, every week if we feel like it, and we're paid up for the year."

Marilyn Doak

"I am only a new member, but I love Zealandia […]. I am so proud to be part of this awesome, ambitious place. To be able to support Zealandia – a sanctuary for many of our precious flora and fauna, to be able to try and help right some of the wrongs that people have inflicted upon this country, whilst being able to enjoy the place in the process, is a privilege."

Anna-Mareia Hammond


Member type Cost per year
Adult (aged 18+) $62
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children aged 5-17) $99
Concession (senior/student) $54
+ Additional adult (not applicable against concession) $31
+ Additional concession $27
+ Additional child (5-17 yrs) $15

All members as part of a membership must reside at the same address.
Senior concessions require a Senior Gold Card.
Student concessions require valid Student ID.