Helping our community

Wellington Zoo is a non-profit charitable trust and we rely on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, and funders. This means we’re not in a position to provide free passes for raffles, spot prizes or auctions.
Wellington Zoo has made a commitment to support patients and families staying at the Ronald MacDonald House and the Wellington Hospitals and Health Foundation, as we feel this is where we can make our support go furthest.


For general enquiries

Want to get in touch?
Make an online enquiry below and we’ll get back to you shortly, or give us a call!
Ph: 04 381 6755 

General Enquiry


For bookings

If you have a booking enquiry, please give us a bell or drop us a line. This includes bookings for Close Encounters, Zoo Sleepovers, learning sessions and venues.

Ph: 04 381 6755

Enquiry for a school visit

Enquiry for Zoo Sleepover

For venue enquiries

If you’re keen to book a venue for meetings, parties or celebrations, send us an email or have a chat with our team.

Ph: 021 227 8172
Enquiry for Venues



For Retail Shop

If you have a question about our Retail Offerings or are a Retail Supplier wanting to sell your product at Wellington Zoo, please email


For injured native wildlife

If you have found injured native wildlife, please call Department of Conservation first on 0800 362 468. 

If you want to find out how a patient is going, make an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you shortly.

For non-native species call the Wellington SPCA on 04 389 8044 to find out ways that you can help.

Enquiry about native wildlife patient

Volunteer enquiry

If you're interested in individual volunteering opportunities, check out our volunteer programme for next application dates. 

Enquiry about volunteer programme

For media

If you want to contact our media team, make an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you shortly. 

Media enquiry


The No. 23 buses stop right outside the Zoo.

This service runs from Wellington Station to the Zoo every hour on weekdays and weekends. 

Alternatively, you can take one of the buses to the Wellington Hospital first (for example the No.1 and No. 3 ) and transfer at the Wellington Hospital hub (stop C).

You can find timetables and more details at Metlink.

bike or car

From the city, your car trip will take less than 10 minutes. Just follow the brown Zoo signs, or look for signs to Newtown.
If you’re on your bike – same goes, and there is a bike rack at the front of the Zoo.

how to find us

Wellington Zoo is in Newtown, about 10 minutes from the city. We are located at 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021. Find us on Google Maps.


There is limited free car parking around the Zoo so it’s a case of early bird catches the worm. You’ll find them right outside the Zoo or in the Newtown Park car park next door.

We also have four designated mobility car parks in the Newtown Park car park right next to the Zoo, and one right outside Rex tremendous at the Zoo.