Natureland Wildlife Trust

Natureland Wildlife Trust

Kia ora koutou.  Welcome to Natureland, we are a registered charity and a non-profit, NGO (non-governmental organisation).

Our people care deeply about what they do and our mahi revolves around creating an inclusive community space for people to connect with each other, our local places and our precious animals.

Saving wildlife is a team effort, our staff would like to you to join us as we work to save species. You can donate, volunteer, sponsor, or simply pay us a visit. Our experienced team of Keepers and Educators would love to help.  

Natureland Wildlife Trust is a community focused conservation organization run by people who believe in their mahi. We are proud to be a welcoming, affordable and accessible place for families to engage with animals and bring the wild into Nelson. We hope that our space can be a platform for not only our work, but also to promote the incredible work other people and groups are doing to protect Aotearoa's precious flora and fauna.

We are a team, no single organization can accomplish wildlife conservation on its own. Natureland works with members of the Zoo and Aquarium Association, Nelson City Council, the Department of Conservation and our conservation partners to achieve great outcomes.

Did you know that accredited zoos are the third largest contributors to global conservation projects? Natureland is proud to have the highest proportional impact for conservation of any accredited zoo in New Zealand. We are also growing into one of the most important sites for nature play in childrens' increasingly busy urban lifestyles.

We are lucky to work with knowledgeable zoo keepers who host inspiring daily talks and take great care of our animals. Our on site educator is available to book for group sessions whether through a school or other group/organisation. All ages are welcome and we are able to tailor group sessions to suit your individual needs.  

Get in touch today to book your personalised conservation education session, or feel free to come in and check us out!

Ngā mihi nui,the team at Natureland