We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Natureland Zoo

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1 Hounsell Circle | Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-548 6166
09:30 - 16:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

Natureland is Nelson's zoo and wildlife conservation centre where you can...

Natureland is Nelson's zoo and wildlife conservation centre where you can get up close and personal to some unique New Zealand natives like Tuatara and Kea. Hang with the monkeys and get hands on with a range of interesting domestic animals. We are proud to be a community focused charitable trust so come on in and lets have a conservation conversation.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 114 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 47
  • 48
    Very good
  • 11
  • 2
  • 1
Wonderful little zoo

Perfect place to take toddlers. Very reasonable price . The animals are happy and their enclosures are so nice and tidy. Well loved animals .We will defiantly be returning

Reviewed 2 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 109: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect place to take toddlers. Very reasonable price . The animals are happy and their enclosures are so nice and tidy. Well loved animals .We will defiantly be returning

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Manapouri, Fiordland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took my two grandchildren for a afternoon and they liked the animal very much. This is a great place to take children and they got to feed a few too. Need to go on a non rainy day as it is all outside.

Thank DCChart
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lets be honest here, Nelson is a small town and this Zoo is essentially making space of a roundabout. The staff are super happy and more than happy to share their knowledge about the animals. Try ask for feed to give to the animals. It's sad that the animals live in such a small area. Great for young children, has... More 

Thank CatchFour20s
Kerikeri, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely kept interactive nature and farm and zooland for the kids. a small park is provided. great place for the grandparents to take the kids.

Thank hallidayfamily
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The Natureland Zoo is quite small, but good value for money. We spent a happy hour or so there, feeding the animals and enjoying the sunshine. The kids enjoyed feeding the animals. Don't expect this place to keep them occupied for too long, but not a bad spot to stop if you're looking to pass some time in Nelson.

Thank Wicked28
Level Contributor
81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Lovely lady on reception, but unless you have small children I'd give this one a miss - few animals and nothing unusual.

Thank Ann W
Level Contributor
33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Visited this attraction a couple of afternoons ago. Cost of $N.Z.10 was quite cheap and indeed was great value for money. The Zoo was tidy, clean and the birds and animals have plenty of room. Clearly they are well cared for. Staff were courteous and knowledgeable. What really impressed as well though were the scenes painted or built in many... More 

1 Thank MadMaxChristchurch
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We visited with our 3 year old son and he loved feeding the animals with the very reasonably priced pellets($1 for a small bag). The visit was well worth the $25 we paid for the 3 of us.

Thank Adam G
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

A nice visit and the little monkeys were very cute BUT as we have a disabled son there was no Disability Parking spots which I did enquire about with staff who directed me to the Council and on enquiry to the Council they said there was disabled parking there but we had a good hunt for it but failed to... More 

Thank boatwrightp
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We love natureland. The staff are friendly and informed, the animals interesting (although often they're full and not interested in food) and the trampoline and sandpit allow parents a chance to sit and relax. A great experience.

Thank SuaveWellington

Travellers who viewed Natureland Zoo also viewed

Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region

Been to Natureland Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Natureland Zoo and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
4 months ago
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Natureland Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?