The Barn

Perfect spot for groups and families to enjoy a picnic or BBQ

The Barn is available during the day for all visitors to enjoy and is the perfect spot for groups and families to enjoy a picnic or BBQ.

The Barn is also available to hire out exclusively. It's spacious indoor setting, flows out the barn doors to a large veranda overlooking the picturesque pond and waterfall set in native bush. There are complimentary gas BBQs and rustic feasting tables and an outdoor fire pit to congregate around. There is also ample space for entertainment such as a band.

The Barn can fit up to 150 guests standing or 90 seated.

Costs to hire The Barn Exclusively

From 10am - 5pm (hiring during this time is limited to large groups)

$120 per hour + admission

After 5pm

$120 per hour + $30 per hour staff charge. If we do the catering we may waive the staff charge. After midnight it is $150 per hour + $30 per hour staff charge.

Minimum 3 hours hire applies.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure hire of The Barn. This can be paid by credit card, direct credit or cash.

For sole use please talk to us or email us.

Please note that during our peak season in the 6 weekends prior to Christmas, special hire fees apply. Contact us to discuss this further.

For other occasions such as children’s parties and weddings, we have special packages available to suit your needs.

Email us to book an event on one of our venue spaces

Contact us for further information for your fantastic function at Staglands!

Let us know more about the event you're planning and we will get back to you with more details on which special packages best suit your needs.

Explore Staglands

Staglands Wildlife Reserve offers an exciting day out for anyone visiting the Wellington region. Connect with the friendly animals, native birds and its natural beauty as you journey around this unique reserve!

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Plan Your Visit

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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One of the best places to go around Wellington, especially with kids! Lovely, very friendly and funny animals, beautiful surroundings. For the 3+ hours we spent there, we smiled and laughed as much as for the previous week? month? :-) Little historical area within the reserve is another remarkable spot.

Alexey Volkov

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.

Nowhere Town

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.

Thomas Beagle

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. 

Dana Young

"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!"

Emma McGregor

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