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Staglands Wildlife Reserve

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2362 Akatarawa Road | Upper Hutt, Wellington 5372, New Zealand
+64 4-526 7529
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Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe is less than an hour from Wellington and a 'must see' attraction for anyone either living in or visiting Wellington. Staglands offers a unique experience for people of all ages to feed and freely interact with a wide range of native and exotic birds and animals in an environment that has been created with nature's materials. Open daily 9:30am-5pm. Adults $22, Children $11 (3 and under no charge)
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“upper hutt” (24 reviews)
“tractor ride” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2362 Akatarawa Road | Upper Hutt, Wellington 5372, New Zealand
+64 4-526 7529
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was so fun!! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Great for a family with kids. So much better than a Zoo.. it's great being able to be up close with the animals and pat them.

Thank ekta69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Staglands while visiting Wellington. What a great place. Started with breakfast in front of the large open fire & went from there. The walk through Staglands was wonderful & really well set up. It’s a very beautiful setting with lots of interesting animals...More

Thank nickoftime499
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this venue is tucked away in akatarawa on route between upper hutt and waikanae with a thin narrow road to get there. It is an animal 'petting' zoo but with bush and hillsides.

Thank dianne_boss
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You need to travel to this location by car but it is worth it. Lots of animals to see and kids love it. Watch the weather and wear warm clothes if need be.Eats are available on site for the animals and humans.

Thank david_costigan
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience. Well cared for, thoughtfully set up farm and wildlife experience which will enthral you! The bush and water ways themselves are an experience let alone the birds and animals. Open air aviary that meant I got close up and personal with one of...More

Thank halcioneminx
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Great place to take the family where they can get up close and personal with a variety of farm animals. Takes a while to get there, but it's well worth it

Thank RangiGuy
Staglands W, Front Office Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it!

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Such an awesome environment. My kid loved it. We visit this place at least once in a month.Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

What a lovely place, not only is it simply pretty countryside the animals are fun, the avaries are fabulous and the staff are wonderful, so friendly and happy. I found this so peaceful and just a great place to enjoy nature. The cafe is a...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Nice animal park in the bush in Upper Hutt, about 45 mins. north of Wellington. Great for families. Has a nice cafe and facilities for a picnic. Even a bbq. A bit of an adventuresome drive to get there but it's fun.

Thank neilfrank79
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Our kids both young and old love Staglands. We have visited several times and the interaction with the animals is a highlight for all. Planning to visit again soon. Well worth the windy road trip to get there - you will not be disappointed.

Thank Sue B
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2 February 2017|
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Response from Staglands W | Property representative |
Hi there, Our free tractor trailer rides run during weekends, public holidays and school holidays from 11.30am - 3.30pm, circumstances allowing. April school holidays run from 14th April - 1st May. Therefore if you are... More
1 January 2017|
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Response from Staglands W | Property representative |
Thanks for all the helpful comments! As mentioned above we are open everyday but Christmas, last entry to the Reserve is 5pm and cafe is 4.30pm.
20 September 2015|
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Response from Staglands W | Property representative |
Hi There, Tere is no public transport available for Staglands. Visitors require their own transport to get here. We are located within one hours drive of Wellington Central.