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Connect with friendly animals, native birds and natural beauty - meet piglets, goats, rabbits and deer. There’s a a trout and eel pool too! Don’t forget to bring your togs!
  • Meet a ranger for a daily lunch time feed tour and have a go at feeding the birds and animals,
  • Give the cute guinea pigs and rabbits in the stables a hug. Then, meet Jock the gigantic, our friendly Clydesdale horse. Look out for those free roaming kune kune piglets too!
  • Go off-road with a free tractor-trailer ride on a weekend, school holiday or public holiday.
  • Glimpse the life led by the early pioneers at the Old Bush Settlement. Can you find the jailhouse? Better be on your best behavior!

Get ready

Download the Staglands Wildlife Reserve adventure map (PDF, 1,513K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Staglands is on Akatarawa Road between Waikanae on SH1and Upper Hutt on SH2.

Entry fees apply.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Staglands Wildlife Reserve code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

About Staglands Wildlife Reserve

Staglands Wildlife Reserve offers a unique experience for people of all ages to feed and freely interact with a wide range of native and exotic birds and animals. Find out about Staglands Wildlife Reserve

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