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New Zealand Zoos and Wildlife Parks

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WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Meet Kiwi, cheeky Kea, ancient Tuatara, our bush parrot the Kaka and the rare Takahe - New Zealand's Big 5. Close encounters of the 'wildlife kind' are a trademark. Feed wild eels and make friends with the livestock breeds unique to New Zealand. Hear the kiwi as they forage by your feet. Open from 9:30 am till dusk daily...(more)

PUKAHA MOUNT BRUCE - Wairarapa

Location: Wairarapa

Pukaha Mount Bruce is New Zealand's National Wildlife Centre for captive breeding of threatened wildlife, conservation education and forest restoration. We demonste how everyone can make a difference in restoring kiwi, kokako, kaka and other native wildlife once present in our forests and return the dawn chorus for everyone to enjoy...(more)

STAGLANDS WILDLIFE RESERVE - Upper Hutt

Location: North Island

Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe is the best place to visit as family in the Wellington region. They offer visitors the unique and exciting opportunity to connect with nature in a beautiful, natural environment. It's also a great destination for school and group visits. Hire the Barn exclusively for up to 150 guests - perfect for weddings and functions...(more)

BUTTERFLY CREEK - Auckland Airport

Location: Auckland

Travel back to a time when dinosaurs ruled. See our Dinosaur Kingdom with more than 60 dinosaurs, some life-sized, moving & roaring. You’ll be amazed! Great place for kids birthday parties, functions and catering. Enjoy a blend of animal exhibits and interactive attractions. Walk amongst 700 plus butterflies in our tropical butterfly house...(more)

ORANA WILDLIFE PARK - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Airport

Experience our up close animal encounters at New Zealand's only open-range zoo. Hand-feed giraffe, meet rhino ‘face-to-face’, see New Zealand’s only gorillas, wander through native bird aviaries and travel through our lion reserve (costs & conditions apply). Our extensive native collection features Kiwi, Tuatara and range of endangered birds and reptiles. Open-range zoo situated in Christchurch. Scheduled feeds daily...(more)

DRIVING CREEK RAILWAYS & POTTERIES - Coromandel

Location: Coromandel

Enjoy our train ride on a narrow-gauge railway with spirals, reversing points, short tunnels and viaducts, and the unique double-decked viaduct. Bring a camera for the stunning views. Our bookshop has information on local history and ecology. Ceramic art works widely displayed. The innovatively designed trains pass through replanted native Kauri forest. Also, come visit our native wildlife sanctuary...(more)

LILLIPUT FARM FUN & ANIMAL PARK - Taupo

Location: Taupo - Wairakei

Enjoy a safe, clean, adventure where young and old minds alike have big moments. Watch your children relish the experience as they meet and feed 20 different species of quiet animals and birds. A great fun place for all ages - come have a family treat to remember. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy...(more)

ARION FARM EDUCATION PARK - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Airport

See, touch, feed, and learn about a variety of farm animals and their history and contribution to the New Zealand economy at the Arion Farm Education Park. Bring out your students and families for pony rides and children's parties, as they are also options. Picnic or barbeque in our natural environment with shelter and shade...(more)

ANIMAL FARM RARE BREEDS FARM PARK - Nelson Region

Location: Nelson - Moutere

Animal Farm Rare Breeds Farm Park has farm fun for the whole family. Located at 389 Gardner Valley Road in Upper Moutere, just 15 minutes drive from Motueka and 30 minutes from Nelson we are easy to reach. 17 beautiful hectares of friendly animals and fun. We (and our animals!) look forward to meeting you. Enjoy!..(more)

RAINBOW SPRINGS - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Rotorua City

Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park has been a favourite destination since 1932. Spread across 22 acres of parkland, Rainbow Springs offers a truly unique experience, a must-see for anyone who wants to get to know New Zealand's wonderful environment and animals, during the day and night. Enjoy unlimited entry for 24 hours, so no additional charge for visiting nocturnal animals...(more)

PARADISE VALLEY SPRINGS WILDLIFE PARK - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Paradise Valley

Experience the best of native New Zealand at this beautifully maintained wildlife park set amongst stunning native New Zealand bush. Interact with New Zealand's wildlife, native birds, trout and farm animals. Freshwater spring and Treetops Walk. Lion feeding 2:30 pm every day. Privately owned family business. Wander along the accessible walkways at your own pace, feeding the wildlife...(more)

KIWI NORTH - Whangarei

Location: Northland

Welcome to Kiwi North, a site that features a museum, a nocturnal kiwi house, gift store, and unique Victorian heritage buildings. We're set on 25 hectares of rolling, volcanic farmland, forest and bush, with views that overlook the city of Whangarei and the Whangarei Heads. Our specialty is with Family-friendly Event Days...(more)

ALPACA FARM TOURS - Akaroa

Location: Christchurch

Your Akaroa Alpaca Farm Tour experience takes you on a scenic-drive to the western-side of Akaroa Harbour to Shamarra Alpaca Farm. Our Akaroa alpaca farm has stunning harbour views. Alpaca farmers, Frank and Anya, will treat you to an interesting and interactive introduction to these animals (renowned for their ultra-fine fleece). Refreshments are included on these Akaroa farm tours...(more)

NATIONAL AQUARIUM OF NEW ZEALAND - Napier

Location: Hawkes Bay

The National Aquarium of New Zealand is a Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Award winner for Tourism 2005. This popular aquarium offers very interesting and diverse content - all designed to stimulate public thinking. Our involvement in research and development is ongoing as we work with major research institutions. This aquarium is definitely a 'must see' attraction in Hawke's Bay...(more)

HAMILTON ZOO - Hamilton, Waikato

Location: Waikato - Hamilton

Home to over 600 native and exotic animals. Hamilton Zoo features large enclosures, beautiful walkways and tranquil surroundings. This experience is not to be missed. Go behind the scenes with a Face to Face encounter or catch a free zookeeper talk and learn about the personalities of our animals, their feeding and enrichment. So much here to see and do!..(more)

KO TANE - Maori Cultural Experience - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Airport

Discover Tane Mahuta - the Maori god of the forest. Unearth a people and culture who live in harmony with nature. Ko Tane is a Maori cultural experience located at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Includes a Powhiri (traditional Maori welcome), cultural performance and entertainment, Maori village, Hangi Meal and an optional Kiwi Tour. Phone 3596226 for availability...(more)

WELLINGTON ZOO - Wellington

Location: Wellington

Make your connection with nature at Wellington Zoo, and learn about how you can help to protect our native treasures and endangered exotic animals by getting up close and personal! The Zoo is open 364 days a year (every day except Christmas Day) from 9.30am-5pm (last entry at 4.15pm). We're proud to be the world’s..(more)