Photo: Steve Attwood


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Anniversary Weekend


It's our 20 year anniversary, so let's party like it's 1995! Featuring: -Free entry for anyone younger than the sanctuary (20 & under) -Historic photo presentation -New education exhibition in the visitors centre -A chance to win a spot in a sub-antarctic expedition with Heritage Expeditions (valued at $9000) Check it out on Facebook here.

Start:04th July 2015 9:00am
End:05th July 2015 5:00pm

Storytime at Rata


Storytime was so popular last time we're bringing it back! Featuring the lovely ZEALANDIA Ranger Anne Jackson reading nature inspired stories. As alway, delicious coffee and treats available for purchase for the grown ups! Time: 10am - 11am Date: Tuesday 7th July Venue: Rata Cost: Free Check it out on Facebook here!

Start:07th July 2015 10:00am
End:07th July 2015 11:00am

School Holiday Programme

Outreach Education Wainuiomata-2 Photo Credit Bill Beale

ZEALANDIA Holiday Programme 2015 The ZEALANDIA school holiday programme is tailored for primary and intermediate school children aged between 5 and 12 years with a love for nature, getting outside and mucking in to make a difference. We would love your child to join us during the school holidays. Each day has a different theme providing …

Start:13th July 2015 12:00am
End:17th July 2015 11:59pm

Making History Seminar


July is 'Making History Month', where we'll explore the history of the sanctuary valley from different angles. To kick things off, we'll have Archaeologist Mary O'Keeffe join our seminar series with an illustrated talk highlighting some of Mary’s more interesting projects, including work in and around Zealandia. Retired water supply engineer John Morrison will give a …

Start:15th July 2015 7:30pm
End:15th July 2015 8:30pm

Sirocco Kākāpō


Join us for a magical night and see one of the world’s most endangered species. Start your enchanted evening with an introduction to the story of Sirocco, learning more about his fight for survival and how the Kākāpō Recovery Programme is working to save the species. Then head in to the sanctuary for a fairy-lit …

Start:01st August 2015 6:30pm
End:13th September 2015 9:00pm