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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 (500+ acre) ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area, some of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years.

Set around a picturesque reservoir, ZEALANDIA is home to some of New Zealand's most rare and extraordinary wildlife - all thriving wild in a world-first protected sanctuary. Guided tours provide visitors with insights into the native bird, reptile and plant species that are thriving within the predator-proof sanctuary. Tours can be enjoyed during the day, twilight and at night, and each provides a very distinct and unforgettable experience

Contact our friendly Distinction Wellington Hotel team for more information about ZEALANDIA

Photo credits: Brendan Doran, Simon Woolf, ZEALANDIA, Paul Ramos Little

Travel back in time at ZEALANDIA, where the aim is to return a 225 hectare bush sanctuary for native NZ wildlife to its pre-human state.
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Distinction Wellington Century City HotelZEALANDIA
Distinction Wellington Century City HotelZEALANDIA
Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel