The previous blogger is wrong, Karori Wildlife Sanctuary is fabulous! Their vision to exclude pest animals and create a safe haven for native wildlife is amazing.
To date they have the only mainland populations of little spotted kiwi, tuatara, and many other wonderful New Zealand wildlife.
It has over 18km of tracks through lovely native forest too—you can spend a whole day here! I hear their night tours are fabulous and have friends who have heard and seen kiwi—all within minutes of Wellington's wonderful downtown area.
This is a must-see when you come to Wellington.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 2, 2006
Karori Wildlife Sanctuary
Wellington, New Zealand 6005
+64 (0)4 920 9200