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New Zealand Zoos and Wildlife Parks

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RAINBOW SPRINGS - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Surrounded by native trees and the beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs offers an action-packed, fun-filled, and educational day out for the whole family. Get up close and personal with the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don't forget to visit the free-flight Bird Show...(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)

BUTTERFLY CREEK - Auckland Airport

Location: Auckland Airport

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)

PUKAHA NATIONAL WILDLIFE CENTRE - Wairarapa

Location: Manawatu

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

ZEALANDIA By Day - Wellington

Location: Wellington

Discover some of the rarest, most extraordinary native wildlife on the planet. Learn about NZ's natural history in our interactive state-of-the-art exhibition and find out about Zealandia's ground-breaking eco-restoration project. In the sanctuary valley, explore walking tracks and view animals in their natural habitat. Join a night tour to spot kiwi and other nocturnal animals. On-site cafe and gift store...(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)

ZEALANDIA By Night - Wellington

Location: Wellington

Explore the sanctuary by torchlight as your guide leads you in search of some of the more distinctive sights and sounds of New Zealand's native forest. Your group may see some of the 130 little spotted kiwi who call ZEALANDIA home - kiwi sightings are common but are not guaranteed. See unique species such as weta, glow worms, and tuatara...(more)

CITY OF SAILS TOURS - Auckland

Location: Auckland - North Shore

Welcome to City of Sails Tours. Enjoy breath-taking views from volcanoes and beaches. We provide custom tours to many destinations and activities in Aotearoa's North Island or choose from one of our planned or personalised tours. We'll show you the best of Auckland from a local's perspective in a small group. Let us know and we'll take you there!..(more)

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STAGLANDS WILDLIFE RESERVE - Upper Hutt

Location: Wellington

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)

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)

SOARING KIWI HOP ON HOP OFF TOURS - Auckland City

Location: Auckland

Join us for a unique City Sightseeing Experience unlike any other! Unique Double Decker buses. Hop-on Hop-off Tours in Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown...(more)

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ORANA WILDLIFE PARK - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch West

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)

WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

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)