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Have a close encounter at Wellington Zoo

Get inspired by the incredible animals at Wellington Zoo.

Experience a close and personal encounter that you’ll never forget with some of the Zoo’s endangered animals. Wellington Zoo’s Close Encounters let you get quite literally experience an awe-inspiring moment up with some of the Zoo’s most special inhabitants, including giraffes, lemurs, capybaras, cheetahs, meerkats or red pandas.

The first carboNZero certified zoo in the world, Wellington Zoo puts conservation at the centre of everything they do and we love it!

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Wellington Events – Cultural and Arts

You'll find plenty to ignite your imagination in New Zealand's culture capital.

Packed full of surprising, the creative and the inspirational. Come & discover Wellington for yourself.


Wellington Events – Exhibitions and Concerts

Enjoy the latest concerts and gigs that are headed to Wellington.


Beers at the Basin is a one-day event on Saturday 11th December from 11am - 7pm @ the iconic Basin Reserve, Wellington

Wellington Events – Local and Sporting

Don't miss out on unmissable live sporting fixtures or go that extra mile and enter one of Wellington's many recreational events.


Cheer on the White Ferns as they compete against the best international cricket nations for the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in March 2022.

Check In 2pm

Check Out 10am

22-26 Riddiford St Newtown

0800 765 687

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