Photo: Oliver Seiler
The Karori Sanctuary Experience

What is Zealandia?

Zealandia is a groundbreaking, community-driven eco-restoration project and education facility, and a must-see visitor attraction for all ages!

Our nutshell page will give you a feel for our wider objectives or you can skip straight to the details of our visitor experience. We’ve got some fascinating facts on our native wildlife and natural history plus you can learn all about our conservation success and the team that keeps it running.

Zealandia in a nutshell

Q: What is Zealandia? A: Many things to many people! Let us explain...

The experience

There's lots to see at Zealandia! Here's what you can see and do when you visit.

Our wildlife

All about our remarkable species. Birds, reptiles, insects, plants, frogs and fish.

Conservation & restoration

Our groundbreaking fence, species translocations, forest restoration and more.

Our history

Amazing stories of our recent and ancient history, including the founding of the Trust.

Meet the team

Inside tips from our hardworking staff and some of their favourite sanctuary memories.