Little blue penguin at Wellington Zoo
Image: Wellington Zoo | ©


Get up close to native and exotic wildlife at New Zealand's first zoo. Explore Wellington Zoo's love story to New Zealand, venture into an Aussie backyard, or even look eye to eye with a giraffe!
  • Head to the veterinary hospital and centre for native wildlife care – watch our vets in action at The Nest Te Kōhanga.
  • Check out the daily talk schedule and learn about the amazing animals.
  • Explore Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha, our walk-through New Zealand experience.

Get ready

Download the Wellington Zoo adventure map (PDF, 1,184K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Wellington Zoo is in Newtown, about 10 minutes from the city. There is limited free car parking otherwise catch a public bus.

Entry fees apply.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Wellington Zoo code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

About Wellington Zoo

Find out more about Wellington Zoo

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