May 29th, 2013 | By Sarah Mackenzie | 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.