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Natureland Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great little children’s zoo.

Very cheap admission. Small animals in well kept surroundings. Looked to be in good health. Plaques... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Adrian B
Under 5’s heaven...

Took my 2 grandchildren (Auckland grandma), found Natureland a safe, secure child centred petting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HeatherI213
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Natureland is Nelson's zoo and wildlife conservation centre where you can get up close and personal to some unique New Zealand natives like Tuatara and Kea. Hang with the monkeys and get hands on with a range of interesting domestic animals. We are...more
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1 Hounsell Circle | Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Very cheap admission. Small animals in well kept surroundings. Looked to be in good health. Plaques were very descriptive about where the animals or birds etc came from. You can purchase some foods to feed the animals. Enjoyed my visit on a beautiful afternoon..

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 2 grandchildren (Auckland grandma), found Natureland a safe, secure child centred petting zoo. Now the lovely ticket woman made me my much needed flat white and then personally delivered it when she had time... so impressed as my littlest had taken off to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HeatherI213
Reviewed 11 October 2018

A lazy afternoon wander led us to Birds, meercats and kunikuni, plus kaka, kea and alpacas, Capuchin monkeys and chickens, goats and other animals that you can feed and get up close.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hungrykiwi29
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We love this place. It is so unbelievablly cheap and we love to go as a family on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The team here are all about the animals and conservation. Toddlers love it here and it is great to be able to sit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Grandchildren just love visiting Natureland every time they come to Nelson, the owners are doing such a good job of setting it out for children.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LandN449
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We took our grandchildren aged 11, 9, 8 and 6 here for the afternoon. They loved trying to find the lizards, a bit like spotting 'Where's Wally?' Feeding the angora goats and alpacas were another hit as was watching the monkeys, meerkats and the porcupine....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue H
Mike7Bike, General Manager at Natureland Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks Sue, great to hear you and your family had and enjoyable visit.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We were really surprised by our visit to nature land. It’s a small petting zoo that’s been refurbished nicely and definitely seems to have the welfare of its animals at heart. Many of birds are roaming freely, and the animals that are in enclosures are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TJSing2008
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We visited not expecting much for the cheap entry fee, but expecting a decent way to spend an hour. Little did we know how amazing this place is! We can't believe that such a small and inexpensive spot can contain so many amazing animals and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank FBNelson
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Beyond expectations of a beautifully run, well set up zoo. Very lucky animals that get to live here. Every enclosure is well thought out and 100% perfect for each different animal.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CHRISTINE M
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We took our daughter + her friends here for her birthday treat & they all had an amazing time. So peaceful yet so much to see & very well equipped for families.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mandawicks1982nz
Mike7Bike, General Manager at Natureland Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thanks so much, great to hear the party went so well.

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DelanieS15
11 January 2017|
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Response from MikeR5296 | Property representative |
A group pass for two adults and two children (aged 2-13) is $25
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Cashmonkey401
8 May 2016|
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Response from MikeR5296 | Property representative |
Not really sure what you mean here - all animals have species and behavior specific requirements which our talented team attend to every day.
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