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Topic # 172099 11-May-2015 21:40
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On the 16th and 17th of May entry to these two unique Wellington wildlife attractions is just a gold coin donation. I believe entry is usually $21 for an adult ticket (correct me if I am wrong, it may have increased), so a big saving of $20 per person.

 

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Wellington Zoo, 200 Daniell Street, Newtown

 

Dates: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2015

 

Hours: 9am–5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

 

Entry: Gold coin entry (please bring appropriate change)

 

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  Reply # 1302331 11-May-2015 22:07
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Cant get much cheaper than that.

Great price.

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  Reply # 1302365 11-May-2015 23:06
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We have annual pass :-)





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1302405 12-May-2015 06:13
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nakedmolerat: We have annual pass :-)


Shouldnt that reead "an animal pass?"

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  Reply # 1302417 12-May-2015 07:28
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quebec: entry to these two unique Wellington wildlife attractions


It says two attractions - what's the other one?

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  Reply # 1302423 12-May-2015 07:39
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quebec: entry to these two unique Wellington wildlife attractions


It says two attractions - what's the other one?


Zealandia.

Normal entry price is $17.50  (Which, in Floyd's opinion, is an absolute rip for what is essentially a bush walk.)




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  Reply # 1302430 12-May-2015 07:53
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I liked Zealandia when it was $5 or so to get in, it was a nice walk, and cheap enough not to bother about the cost. Since they built a stupid great building and charged heaps I haven't been back. The attraction was always the bush and the walk, nothing else.

Shame it's forecast to be wet this weekend. That could change though.

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  Reply # 1302431 12-May-2015 07:53
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I liked Zealandia when it was $5 or so to get in, it was a nice walk, and cheap enough not to bother about the cost. Since they built a stupid great building and charged heaps I haven't been back. The attraction was always the bush and the walk, nothing else.

Shame it's forecast to be wet this weekend. That could change though.

Zelandia link to the discount.

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  Reply # 1302490 12-May-2015 09:26
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kiwitrc:
nakedmolerat: We have annual pass :-)


Shouldnt that reead "an animal pass?"


Actually I just realize this is Wellington zoo... I don't have the animal pass then.

TBH, wellington zoo is not as good as Auckland zoo.





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  Reply # 1302534 12-May-2015 09:56
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The problem with the $1 days is that every man and his dog turns up and the whole experience is too crowded.

Zealandia is great, where else on the mainland of NZ can you see tuatara, takahe, saddleback, stitch-bird etc in the wild? Their annual pass is good value. The new indoor experience is worth visiting once but doesn't have much return value. The cafe is good. And its a good cause. They have a 500 year plan to return the valley to its pre-human state.

Wellington Zoo, meh.


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  Reply # 1302841 12-May-2015 15:18
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MileHighKiwi: The problem with the $1 days is that every man and his dog turns up and the whole experience is too crowded.

Zealandia is great, where else on the mainland of NZ can you see tuatara, takahe, saddleback, stitch-bird etc in the wild? Their annual pass is good value. The new indoor experience is worth visiting once but doesn't have much return value. The cafe is good. And its a good cause. They have a 500 year plan to return the valley to its pre-human state.

Wellington Zoo, meh.



It is probably more likely people will go to the zoo than zealandia. I haven't been to zealandia before, and haven't been to the zoo for many years. I used to have an annual pass when I was a kid and used to go all the time.  In a way it maybe better if it is raining, as it may not be as crowded.

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  Reply # 1303315 13-May-2015 09:04
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MileHighKiwi: ..

Zealandia is great, where else on the mainland of NZ can you see tuatara, takahe, saddleback, stitch-bird etc in the wild? ...


Sounds like it has improved significantly and I should give it another crack.  Last time I went (more than 10 years ago) I think we were lucky to see a fantail, which prompted my negative comment on the price.




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  Reply # 1303323 13-May-2015 09:19
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floydbloke:
MileHighKiwi: ..

Zealandia is great, where else on the mainland of NZ can you see tuatara, takahe, saddleback, stitch-bird etc in the wild? ...


Sounds like it has improved significantly and I should give it another crack.  Last time I went (more than 10 years ago) I think we were lucky to see a fantail, which prompted my negative comment on the price.


The last time I went (two summers ago) they had free 'ranger talks' that departed at various times throughout the day. Having a 'guide' enhanced the experience because they were able to pick out bird calls and lead us to the rare wildlife, like the saddleback etc.



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