Free Lunch Feed Tour and Tractor Trailer Rides
Currently not available due to Covid-19 Level 2 restrictions.
If you want to hear more about some of the birds & 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.
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).
How we’re staying safe during Covid-19
The Wellington Region is currently at Alert Level 2. We are open and no pre-booking is necessary.
What to expect when visiting us during Alert Level 2
Physical distancing measures are in place.
You legally must wear a face covering if you are aged 12 or over when inside our café.
You are encouraged to wear a face covering when you cannot maintain physical distance from others.
Cleaning practices have been increased in line with government guidelines.
Junior Ranger Experience, Lunchtime Feed Tour and Tractor Trailer Rides are not running.
The Cafe is open however it will have reduced indoor capacity and will operate slightly differently.
You must scan the QR code or sign the visitor book displayed at the Ticket Office, and, if possible, enable Bluetooth on your phone to link with the COVID tracer app.
This information is subject to change as we move through alert levels in accordance with government guidelines and requirements. Please check back here for updated information or contact us if you have any questions.
As an outdoor destination with acres of wide open spaces, we encourage you to visit us at Staglands Wildlife Reserve. As long as you are feeling healthy and well and are not in self-isolation. Our reserve is a wonderful place to get outside in the countryside and spend some time with friends, whānau and our amazing birds & animals.
Do we need to pre -book tickets to visit you? No you do not have to pre-book. You can buy your tickets online or at our ticket office.
Do you accept cash payments? Yes, we accept cash payments.
Are your free tractor-trailer rides running? No our free tractor-trailer rides are currently not running.
Are your free lunchtime feed tours running? No our free lunchtime food tour is currently not running.
Is your Junior Ranger Experience running? No our Junior Ranger Experience is currently unavailable.
Is The Café open? Yes, Staglands Café is open for both eat in and takeaway coffees, drinks and food items.
What is your refund policy for items purchased in your online shop? All vouchers and tickets purchased in our online shop are valid for a minimum of 12 months from date of purchase. If we had to close due to another Covid-19 lockdown, voucher and ticket expiry dates would be extended as necessary.
Very beautiful, peaceful and calming. Must visit if you ever go to wellington. Thanks for the amazing experience.
The staff are very welcoming. The animals were super interactive, sometimes to an amusing extent (being followed by a guinea fowl horde was hilarious). The place is huge, and I think we saw about 98% of it. A beautiful array of feathered friends, fish and furry creatures. Was definitely worth the drive. I'll pop by next time I visit NZ.
Enjoyed wandering through and petting the animals. Great for a family visit, lots of good picnic spots if you don't want to go to the cafe.
100% recommend !!!! You get to pet a lot of animals ! I was hoping the pigs to be roaming around the grass area, but I was still able to pet them over the fence. It’s a huge reserve and got space to do picnics ! I would recommend giving yourself at least 3 hours to see everything ! They got other attractions like a train tour and apparently weddings too. You can walk along the river and feed trouts at the pond. A lot of birds just walking about so won’t recommend if you’re afraid of birds.
"Easy way to fill in a fun filled day with the children. Awesome set up, reasonable price, and can take your own lunch or eat in the Cafe. Perfect!"