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Zealandia, Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington

Zealandia is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore a Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state. The 225-hectare ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced over 20 species of native wildlife back into the area, some of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years.

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Our Partnership

A sustainability partnership is in place between Zealandia and the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, aiming to strengthen environmental goals and enrich the visitor experience to Wellington.  The hotel provides a financial contribution to the sanctuary, with $2 of every room night booked via donated directly to conservation efforts.

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(James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor and Zealandia teams)

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Opening Hours & Tours

The sanctuary is open daily 9.00am — 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm).

Zealandia has various tours available for you to experience from Day to Night tours or you can simply purchase general admission and stroll around the sanctuary.

Visit Zealandia website to see more information.

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Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne

Phone: + 64 (4) 920 9213

53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012