Here at Natureland students and groups have a safe and welcoming environment to explore and learn. Our facilities include a covered space, picnic tables, and grass lawns for spreading out on sunny days. We encourage students to enjoy the zoo grounds and make the most of the experience. 


Our teacher develops a customised programme to meet the different requirements of each school group. The programme is designed to link with topics that students are studying at school and meets the objectives of the New Zealand Curriculum.

Popular study areas include Adaptations, Classification, Endangered Species, and Animal Environments. Programmes can be developed to fulfil your requirements in any year level or area of the Curriculum.

We recommend you plan to spend at least two hours for a visit. You may also want to include self-guided time in the afternoon.

Feel free to ask for a specific topic, and we would be happy to discuss options for your next visit. 


Entrance costs for school groups are considerably discounted, but must be booked in advance to receive the prices and secure our educator. 

$4.00 per student

1 adult per 10 students free, any additional adults are $8.00 each. 


To book, please email our visitor experiences manager at

Bookings are essential and we recommend you book as early as possible to ensure your preferred date and time is available. Education courses are available any week day from 9:30-2:00. 

There is no limit on the number of students in a visiting school group as long as you book in advance so we can plan appropriately for the group size.