Check out our newest experience this Wellington Anniversary Weekend!

Kea enjoying their new habitat

Kea enjoying their new habitat

Our latest walk-through Kea experience is set to open on 21 January, with special Kea themed talks and activities planned. The walk-through Kea Aviary is the last chapter in Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha, our love story to Aotearoa New Zealand. 

We hope visitors enjoy the final stage of Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha and the walk-through Kea experience, where they will be able to get up close to our curious Kea and learn more about these cheeky alpine birds during our special Kea talks.

Kea are endemic to New Zealand and the world’s only alpine parrot; however due to threats from introduced predators and conflict with humans, they are considered nationally endangered in the wild.

We actively support the work of the Kea Conservation Trust, a non–profit organisation that inspires local communities to protect Kea. We have supported the Kea Conservation Trust for a number of years now and we’re proud to be involved in Kea conservation, by connecting Wellingtonians with our Kea and raising awareness about these amazing birds.

Our Kea are fantastic ambassadors for their species, and we’re very excited to be able to share their story with our visitors at the Zoo. 

Over the three day weekend there will be Kea themed entertainment including daily Kea talks at 10.45am and 1.30pm, as well as Kea based games from 9.45am and live entertainment on Monday 23 January from 1.30pm.