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Hundreds flock to Zealandia on Open Day for just a gold coin

May 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

KARORI sanctuary Zealandia opened its doors to the Wellington public on Sunday as part of Wellington Open Day 2013.

For only a gold coin donation, visitors were able to experience native wildlife while supporting the conservation efforts of the sanctuary.

The day was a huge success, with hundreds flocking through the doors, and even causing traffic jams throughout Karori.


Sanctuary visitors take a picnic break behind the electric boat attraction.

Guides were situated throughout the sanctuary to help people recognise the native birds and animals.

A bellbird, or korimako, peeks out from under its feeder.

The stunning sanctuary grounds.

Visitors watch as a native bird takes flight nearby.

Visitors to the sanctuary are given maps to help navigate their way around the grounds.

A takahe wanders in the picnic area.

A beautiful sunny day played its part to make the open day a success.

The view back towards the city.

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  1. Thanks Sarah. Just a small correction: the bird is a bellbird/korimako, rather than a silvereye.

  2. Thank you for that correction. Post now fixed — Newswire team.

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