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Open Weekend


Sat 16 May 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 17 May 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary, Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $2.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Get Wild!

This weekend Wellington Zoo and Zealandia are opening their doors to visitors for just a gold coin donation! The proceeds from gold coin entry goes towards Zealandia’s ongoing conservation efforts, as well as local and international conservation projects supported by Wellington Zoo’s Conservation Fund.

Visitors can get the most out of their trip to Wellington Zoo by planning their day around the animal talks – a great way to get up close to animals like critically endangered Sumatran Tigers, Chimpanzees, Sun Bears, Red Pandas and rescued native Little Blue Penguins, and learn more about these amazing animals. Visitors can also join the Wellington Zoo Crew for a year-long membership. Mojo Café and the Tuck Shop will both be open for visitors to enjoy a delicious lunch, coffee or snack.

At Zealandia, visitors can explore the interactive exhibition, get up close and personal with New Zealand’s unique native wildlife and learn from experienced guides about the conservation efforts being made to protect it. Rata Café will also be open, providing sustainable food and drink for visitors.

Wellington Zoo, 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Welington
Zealandia, 53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2015
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Last Entry: Zealanda: 4pm, Zoo: 4.15pm

Gold coin entry (please bring appropriate change)

Getting There:
Zealandia: We encourage all visitors to consider using public transport. The following bus routes are the most frequent from town:
3 (Lyall Bay - Wellington - Karori)
23 (Mairangi - Wellington - Houghton Bay)

If you are driving, please be cautious of our neighbour's entranceways. There will be limited free parking around Zealandia on the following streets:
Waiapu Street (approx. 110 spaces)
Birdwood Street (approx. 40 spaces)

Wellington Zoo:
Parking may be difficult as we expect this weekend to be very busy. We encourage all visitors to take the bus to Newtown or park further away and walk to the Zoo. Visit Metlink for bus routes and timetables.

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