Meet At Staglands And Connect With Nature

Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe offers visitors the unique and exciting opportunity to connect with nature in a beautiful, natural environment. Feed and freely interact with wildlife in this very special place - the product of one man’s passion and vision to experience nature at its best. Located in the scenic Akatarawa Valley near Upper Hutt, Wellington, Staglands is a ‘must see’ attraction for local families and tourists visiting the Wellington region. Looking for things to do in Wellington, look no further.

Staglands Wildlife Reserve is, hands down, the best place to visit as family in the Wellington region. It is also a great destination for school and group visits, picnics and BBQ’s or if you are looking for activities and things to do in Wellington with your family and friends that’s different from animal farm parks or Zoo’s. Visit our Online Shop - gift vouchers are available. 

There is also Staglands cosy café - a stunning log building with an open fire, outdoor seating, BBQ/picnic area and sumptuous menu.

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Hours & Prices - Visit Staglands Nature Reserve
Our Reserve is open every day from 9.30am until 5pm and our café from 10.00am until 4.30pm. For prices, directions and everything else you need to plan your visit read on.
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Relax in the idyllic setting and enjoy tempting home-made treats complimented with fresh coffee, or order a light café lunch from the café menu.
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Address: Staglands Wildlife Reserve, 2362 Akatarawa Road, Upper Hutt, Wellington.
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