Admission to Wellington’s world-first wildlife sanctuary, ZEALANDIA, is free for all locals this Saturday and Sunday!
We are now 15 years into an incredible journey to restore a corner of NZ as closely as possible to the way it was before humans arrived. To celebrate, entry will be FREE for locals* between 11am-5pm this Saturday and Sunday. There will also be FREE boat rides, FREE ranger talks, FREE tours of the weta cave and FREE kids’ activity packs all day.
ZEALANDIA is New Zealand’s most well-established fenced mainland ‘conservation island’ and a flagship educational facility. Explore the brand new exhibition, where NZ’s extraordinary conservation story is brought to life with state-of-the-art multimedia exhibits. Then step outside into the sanctuary valley where you can see tuatara, saddleback, kaka and dozens more iconic native animals in the wild.
I’m in Sydney on Saturday still, but might visit on Sunday and see how it has changed since my last visit.