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Staglands Wildlife Reserve

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Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe is less than an hour from Wellington and a 'must see' attraction for anyone either living in or visiting Wellington. Staglands offers a unique experience for people of all ages to feed and freely interact with a...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2362 Akatarawa Road | Upper Hutt, Wellington 5372, New Zealand
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+64 4-526 7529
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All reviews upper hutt tractor ride feed the animals guinea pigs windy road animal food petting zoo swing bridge family outing all ages whole family picnic lunch great place to visit well worth the trip kids and adults school holidays great cafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place many years ago. My husband and I took our 4 year old grand-daughter. We were really impressed with the way it has improved over the years since our last visit. My grand-daughter had such a fun time feeding the animals and enjoyed...More

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for this awesome 5* review of yours! It is lovely to know that people appreciate our staff and the effort we put in to continuously develop Staglands. There is indeed something for everyone here - kids and adults alike! A picnic here in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy visiting this well maintained wildlife reserve, and being able to get up close and feed the animals.

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this awesome 5* review! We are glad to know that you are able to enjoy the reserve and your interaction with our birds and animals. See you again soon at Staglands!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my daughter and her 1yr old son. Most enjoyable day out. Lots to see and interact with. Very informative. Children will absolutely love this place with spectacular views.

Thank debbiepidge
Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! It's great to know you enjoyed your visit here with your son. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is great for relaxing and for kids to interact with the animals, some interesting wildlife and frriendly staff.

Thank dianna M
Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Our staff will be delighted to know of your review. See you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard a lot of good things about Staglands so packed up the car and drove down from Palmy for the day. We weren't disappointed the kids loved it and had a great day.Was great being able to interact with the wildlife and although the...More

Thank justinhE3934DA
Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this awesome 5* review! It's wonderful to know that you all enjoyed your visit here, especially your picnic. We have free BBQ facilities which you may use on your next visit. See you again soon at Staglands!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to staglands ever since I moved to NZ as a kid in 2006 and have continued to come multiple times a year for the past 12 years. I am absolutely inlove with the place. There has NEVER been a disappointing visit...More

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this highly informative 5* review, Georgia! We are amazed and delighted that you've grown to love Staglands through the years! Those are wonderful recommendations coming from someone who's constantly visited us and I'm sure it'll be helpful for those wanting to go...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doesn't matter how old you are it's always a great day spending time outside & interacting with all the animals & the awesome staff. Food at the café was yummy; highly recommend the veggie burger & their chips were top notch. It was so lovely...More

Thank Lou S
Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your heart-warming 5* review, Lou! Our staff will be happy to know about your feedback. It's wonderful to know you enjoyed your interaction with our animals, especially the new spring arrivals, too! We hope to see you again soon at Staglands!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

It's a great location to view if you have kids or love the wildlife. We love how open it is and lots of different animals.

Thank msmandys
Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for this awesome 5* review! Wonderful to know that you loved your recent experience at Staglands. See you again soon!

Reviewed 18 August 2018

A great outdoor adventure for families with young children. Take your camera and good walking boots/shoes. Cafe provides excellent food and service. I missed out on the tractor-trailer ride; poor management on my part. thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon wandering around seeing a bit of NZ...More

Thank Asta W
Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit both in the cafe and in the park. Yes, we continuously make developments so it's always a different experience at every visit. See you again soon!

Reviewed 15 August 2018

We had a lovely time feeding the animals and toasting marshmallows. The highlight was getting really close to the deer and the tractor ride over the river. Highly recommend.

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Staglands W, Manager at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your review! It's great that you enjoyed your interaction with our deer and the other activities we have to offer. See you again soon!

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Monucci17
2 February 2017|
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Response from Staglands W | Property representative |
Hi there, Our free tractor trailer rides run during weekends, public holidays and school holidays from 11.30am - 3.30pm, circumstances allowing. April school holidays run from 14th April - 1st May. Therefore if you are... More
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Princefrog84
31 December 2016|
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Response from Staglands W | Property representative |
Thanks for all the helpful comments! As mentioned above we are open everyday but Christmas, last entry to the Reserve is 5pm and cafe is 4.30pm.
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steph749
19 September 2015|
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Response from Staglands W | Property representative |
Hi There, Tere is no public transport available for Staglands. Visitors require their own transport to get here. We are located within one hours drive of Wellington Central.
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