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New Zealand Zoos and Wildlife Parks

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BUTTERFLY CREEK - Auckland Airport

Location: Auckland

Enjoy a blend of animal exhibits and interactive attractions. Walk amongst over 800 butterflies when you immerse yourself in our tropical butterfly house. Our latest attraction, Kiwi Forest, with kiwis, otters, eels. Travel back to when dinosaurs ruled. Visit Dinosaur Kingdom with 60+ dinosaurs, some life-sized, roaring and moving, you’ll be amazed! Amazing kids birthday parties, functions and catering...(more)

STAGLANDS WILDLIFE RESERVE - Upper Hutt

Location: Wellington - Waikanae

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)

ORANA WILDLIFE PARK - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Experience our up close animal encounters at NZ's only open-range zoo. Hand-feed giraffe, meet rhino 'face-to-face', wander through native-bird aviaries and travel through our lion reserve (costs & conditions apply). Extensive native collection features Kiwi, Tuatara and range of endangered birds and reptiles. Open-range zoo situated in Christchurch. Scheduled feeds daily. NZ's only gorillas & the country's only orang-utans too...(more)

ALPACA FARM TOURS - Akaroa

Location: Canterbury

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)

KIWI NORTH - Whangarei

Location: Northland - Whangarei

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)

PUKAHA NATIONAL WILDLIFE CENTRE - Wairarapa

Location: Wairarapa

Pukaha National Wildlife Centre is New Zealand's centre for conservation breeding of threatened wildlife, conservation education and forest restoration. We demonstrate 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)

PARADISE VALLEY SPRINGS WILDLIFE PARK - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Rotorua City

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)

DRIVING CREEK RAILWAYS & POTTERIES - Coromandel

Location: Coromandel - Coromandel Township

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)

WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Airport

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)

HAMILTON ZOO - Hamilton, Waikato

Location: Waikato

Hamilton Zoo is home to over 500 native and exotic animals, set amidst 28ha of tranquil surroundings, featuring the largest walk-through aviary in New Zealand. Open 364 days (closed Christmas Day), conservation, protection and survival of native and exotic wildlife is our motivation and at the heart of everything we do. So much here to see and do!..(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)

KO TANE - Maori Cultural Experience - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Airport

Come and discover Tane Mahuta the Maori god of the forest. Discover a people and culture who live in harmony with nature. Ko Tane is a Maori cultural experience located at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Tours include a Powhiri (traditional Maori welcome), cultural performance and entertainment, Maori village, Hangi Meal and an optional Kiwi Tour. Phone 359 6226 for availability...(more)