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Natureland Zoo

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Address: 1 Hounsell Circle | Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-548 6166
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Natureland is Nelson's zoo and wildlife conservation centre where you can...

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 proud to be a community focused charitable trust so come on in and lets have a conservation conversation.

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Class trip with seven and eight year olds

Christine the education teacher who showed my class around Natureland was outstanding. All students were engaged and had a fantastic day!! Thank you!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Christine the education teacher who showed my class around Natureland was outstanding. All students were engaged and had a fantastic day!! Thank you!!

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Thank 140nardiaa
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is cute and little and making major conservation efforts to contribute to New Zealand. An easy walk around, you won't get tired like walking around a big zoo. Great for little kids with things to play on throughout the park.

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Thank Louise F
Wellington New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

One of my granddaughters loves this little zoo and took me round it. It is open, clean, and organised to engage the attention of the young. Farm animals to meet, some native NZ animals and birds - some play areas too.

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Thank Thorndon
Wanaka, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was obvious the staff love their jobs, animals and surroundings, and they gave us a great insight into the lives of their charges. This zoo was well maintained as were the wide variety of birds and animals.The Bison were impressive! This is gear for just a couple wandering around or for a boisterous family wanting to see everything at... More 

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Thank Su A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Had a nice day in Natureland Zoo but it's smaller than expected. Would go there again but you only need 1 - 1½h to go through.

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Thank Laura N
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have been coming here for years and the recent work undertaken is a credit. We have had a birthday party here which was a lot of fun. You can easily spend a good 2 hours looking around and playing.

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Thank mmjackson2016
Mike7Bike, Trustee at Natureland Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for the support, we aim to keep making improvements so hopefully we see you again soon. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We enjoyed this with our 4 year old grandson and older ones as well. Easily spend a good couple of hours there, just relaxing in the grounds.

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Mike7Bike, Manager at Natureland Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and great to hear you had an enjoyable visit More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

was dissapointed with the lack of variety in animals here for the price. there was a bird in the avery which attacked us to the point even my husband was starting to panic. then there were bunnies and some piglets and a goat, 2 yaks, a porcupine, some fish and the only thing that made it a zoo was the... More 

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Thank Chloe C
Mike7Bike, Manager at Natureland Zoo, responded to this review

Well good to hear your son had a great time, and I am sorry but given the size of our site those animals you list will never be part of our collection and any zoo with them costs you three times as much to enter. More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great zoo to take the kids to and have a family outing. Cool to be able to feed the monkeys and get hands on with the animals.

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Picton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

It doesn't promise greatness and a variety of animals so don't go in looking for lions! It is a compact zoo park with friendly staff and a good range of animals that children will enjoy looking at. The walk-through aviary was good and my 4 year old also enjoyed using the trampoline. If you have young ones in tow, a... More 

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Thank Ed R

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