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Hours & Prices

We are open every day except Christmas Day.

There is no public holiday surcharge on either The Reserve or Cafe.

Opening Hours:   
  • Wildlife Reserve is open every day 9:30am – 5.00pm (Except Christmas Day) 
  • Staglands Café is open every day from 10:00am – 4:30pm
Last admission is at 5pm however visitors can remain on-site until 6pm when we close the gates.. 

Please help us look after our pristine natural environment by adhering to our smoke free policy when visiting The Reserve.


  • Adults $24.00 (17 Years & Over)
  • Senior Citizens & Students $19.00
  • Children $12.00 (4 - 16 years)
  • Three Years & Under No Charge
  • Family Pass (2 Adults & Up To 3 Children) $72.00
  • Staglander Annual Pass - Adult $66.00 (17+) / Child $33.00 (4-16 years) / Flexi $109.00 (named child + any adult) /  Family $200.00 (2 adults & 3 children)
Group rate available for groups of 10 paying people or more. To qualify for this rate you must pay as a group.
  • Adults $20.00
  • Children $10.00

Click here to Purchase Tickets Online 

Need to make a direct debit payment to Staglands?

Our account details are:

J Simister Ltd
02 0772 0142105 00

Animal & Bird Food:
Animal Food Bags $3.00
Hand feeding our birds and animals offers visitors the unique opportunity to connect with nature. Animal and bird food bags can be purchased at our ticket office or you may wish to bring some bread or apples and carrots from home!

Trout Food $2.00
This is a great way to see our impressive trout in action and you may also get the opportunity to hand feed some of the gigantic eels. 

Free Electric Vehicle Charging Station
This complimentary facility is for the use of visitors to The Reserve driving electric vehicles or motorhomes.  It has been made available as part of our ongoing commitment towards sustainability.
(Charger type J1772EV plug + Blue Commando + 3 pin plug).

Free Off-Road Tractor-Trailer Rides 

Weekends, school holidays and public holidays visitors can get off the beaten track at Staglands with FREE off-road tractor-trailer rides.

Rides run from 11:30am to 3:30pm (Circumstances Allowing).

Free Lunchtime Feed Tours: 
If you want to hear more about some of the animals at Staglands and have a go at feeding them, join our free lunch time feed tour.

Tour runs daily. Meet at The Cafe at 12.45pm. Ask at the ticket office for more information.

Picnic & BBQ Facilities:
There are numerous idyllic picnic spots to be enjoyed throughout Staglands.  

We also have complimentary BBQ facilities available for our visitors to use that can be found in our great undercover venue -  The Barn & on the BBQ deck alongside The Cafe.

Payment Facilities:

We have EFTPOS available in our ticket office and in our café. We accept payment by Visa & Mastercard. We do not accept American Express.

Wheelchair Access:

As wheelchair access is difficult, entry into the park for persons in wheelchairs and their caregivers is free.

Those needing mobility aids can still experience the birds, animals and sights on offer at Staglands but access to some parts of The Reserve is limited. Their experience of the reserve would depend on the ability of their caregivers to move them around.

Please contact us for more information.

Double Pushchairs:

Although it is possible to visit The Reserve with a double pushchair, access is tricky in some parts. Backpacks or single push chairs are an easier option.

Filming & Photography:

Amateur photographers are welcome to take photographs or film at Staglands Wildlife Reserve. No advance booking is required and normal admission prices will apply.

For those wishing to shoot commercial film or photographs, please contact us in advance of the planned visit as a location fee will apply. Please note also that Staglands Wildlife Reserve may request access to any images or video produced.

Wet Weather Gear:
The weather in NZ can change rapidly. Please remember to bring wet weather gear but if you forget don’t fret - Staglands has a range of disposable ponchos and raincoats available for purchase at the ticket office.

Camera batteries are also available for purchase - so you don’t miss out on capturing this beautiful Wellington attraction! (Remember you can enter your favourite photo in our photo competition too!)
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