Wellington and the Wairarapa Sights

Staglands Wildlife Reserve

  • 2362 Akatarawa Road Map It
  • Upper Hutt
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Staglands offers visitors the opportunity to feed and freely interact with wildlife in a beautiful natural environment. As you wander through these peaceful 25 acres enjoy the walk-through aviaries, with kea, kaka, and numerous brilliantly colored birds. At the stables you'll meet the native kune kune pig and impressive Clydesdale horse. Watch rainbow and brown trout fighting over their dinner at the Trout and Eel Pool. Have fun exploring the nooks and crannies of the recreated Old Bush Settlement. Climb to the Deer Park lookout for a stunning view of Staglands. Enjoy a picnic on the banks of the beautiful Akatarawa river, alternatively there is scrumptious food on offer at the log cabin café.

Sight Information


2362 Akatarawa Road, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • NZ$20
  • Daily 9:30–5

Published 07/22/2015


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