WELCOME TO THE ZEALANDIA GIFT SHOP

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 ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced over 20 species of native wildlife back into the area, some of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years. Our Visitors Centre hosts a gift shop and cafe, open to the public every day of the year except Christmas.  

Through the eyes of our visitors exhibition

  • Exhibition Print - Fungi
    Photographer: Hayley May  On my way out of the Valley I stopped to watch a Kaka. Looking around I noticed some fungi growing up the length of a tree trunk. I placed my camera on the ground pointing up and took a couple of shots. This was my last photo of the day.
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  • Exhibition Print - Robin in the woods
    Photographer: Framing the Wild  The best compositions in wildlife photography are created at the eye level of an animal which helps create connection in the photograph. This often requires getting down and dirty like I did during this special moment. This is a photograph of a very well known little companion guiding keen explorers through the primeval forest of Zealandia.
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  • Exhibition Print - Out of the Darkness
    Photographer: Vandy Pollard  Kawau tūī/little black shag foraging in the lower lake at Zealandia. Kawau tūī have a conservation status of naturally uncommon and are endemic to New Zealand. There are 36 species of shag worldwide. Twelve of these are found in NZ, of which eight are endemic. Four species of shag are found at Zealandia, however the kawau tūī is the only shag species that doesn’t breed there. Up to 60 kawau tūī can be observed roosting in Winter at Zealandia.
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  • Exhibition Print - Kererū
    Photographer: Rachel Herbert  This photo was taken on the Valley View Track. I hadn’t been at Zealandia long when I turned around and saw this beautiful kererū watching me. It was so still and so close, sitting in a pool of dappled light. We spent several minutes sussing each other out before it clumsily flew away in typical kererū fashion.
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  • Exhibition Print - Stretch
    Photographer: Alan Paterson  A popōkotea/whitehead does its morning stretches.   Unframed photography print.
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  • Exhibition Print - The Singer
    Photographer: Scott Langdale  The Hihi or Stitchbird, Notiomystis cincta, in the midst of a song near the upper feeders on the Turbine track at Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne. With less than 2,000 estimated left, we must do all we can to preserve our native birds.
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  • Exhibition Print - Kākāriki Portrait
    Photographer: Charlotte Laurent  This photo was taken near the upper kākā feeders.  It is the only time I’ve seen a Kākāriki up close!  The lighting was just right and I love that it looks like they’re posing for a portrait.  Unframed Photography Print.
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  • Exhibition Print - Korimako
    Photographer: T M Davidson  I find korimako to be one of the more difficult birds to photograph in the sanctuary as they’re quick, don’t let you get too close, and spend most of their time in areas where the lighting is pretty bad. I got very lucky with this shot as it chose to land on the only branch that wasn’t in shadow, and I had the bonus of it just having had a meal so it’s beak was covered in beautiful bright blue pollen.  Unframed Photography Print
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New collaboration to celebrate!

We’ve partnered with Six Barrel Soda to craft this syrup with a zesty mix of kiwifruit and kawakawa - a nod to the kiwi that roam the sanctuary and the plants that grow here at Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne.

Six Barrel Soda have been shaking up the soda game with experimental batches and flavours that pop since 2012. They are a small team of soda lovers who make wonderful drinks worth savouring from mostly organic ingredients, less sugar and no plastic.

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    ZEALANDIA Keep Cup
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  • Eco Placemat
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  • Mini Guide to New Zealand Native Trees
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  • Ceramic Bowl
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  • Flower Necklace
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Location

Visit us in person

53 Waiapu Road, Karori
Wellington, New Zealand

Open daily except Christmas day

9:00am - 4:00pm

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