All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in New Zealand

New Zealand has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 19 nature and natural history museums that are located in New Zealand.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in New Zealand? These are the ones:

  1. SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's1

    SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

    Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium (formerly Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World) is a public aquarium in Auckland , New Zealand, that was opened in 1985. Located at 23 Tamaki Drive, it was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archaeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton (1937–1985). Built in disused sewage s
  2. Auckland Zoo2

    Auckland Zoo

    Auckland Zoo is a 16.35-hectare (40-acre) zoological garden in Auckland , New Zealand , situated next to Western Springs park not far from Auckland 's central business district . It is run by the Auckland Council with the Zoological Society of Auckland as a supporting organisation. Auckland Zoo open
  3. Orana Wildlife Park3

    Orana Wildlife Park

    Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand 's only open-range zoo , sitting on 80 hectares of land, located on the outskirts of Christchurch . It opened in 1976, and is owned and operated by the Orana Wildlife Trust, a registered charity. The aims of the Trust are to provide quality recreational opportuniti
  4. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve4

    Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

    Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife park and nature reserve in Christchurch , New Zealand. As well as having public displays of various animal species it also carries out conservation of native species including tuatara , kiwi , brown teal , and duvaucel's gecko . Willowbank also holds the on
  5. Kiwi Birdlife Park5

    Kiwi Birdlife Park

    Come visit real kiwi and up to twenty other native birds and reptiles! Entertain yourself with the Live Bird Show or Kiwi Feedings.
  6. Hamilton Zoo6

    Hamilton Zoo

    Hamilton Zoo is the main zoological garden of Hamilton , New Zealand. Covering 25 hectares (62 acres), it is situated on Brymer Road in the Hamilton suburb of Rotokauri , on the outskirts of the metropolitan area towards the northwest. It is owned by the Hamilton City Council with the Department of
  7. National Aquarium of New Zealand7

    National Aquarium of New Zealand

  8. West Coast Wildlife Centre8

    West Coast Wildlife Centre

    Franz Josef
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    Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo

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    Punanga Manu o Te Anau/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

    Te Anau
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    The Parrot Place

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    The National Kiwi Centre

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    Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Café

    Upper Hutt
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    Dannevirke Domain

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    EnkleDooVery Korna Wallaby Park

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    Mill Creek Bird Park and Animal Encounters

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    Brooklands Zoo

    New Plymouth
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    Geology Museum

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    Te Hikoi Southern Journey

    Te Hikoi Southern Journey, is the South's ultimate heritage attraction, just 25 minutes from Invercargill on the Southern Scenic Route. The museum features authentic life size displays, adventurous characters and engaging stories. These reveal how our Māori and European ancestors adapted to survi

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