Meet amazing Marlborough Sounds creatures up close

Touch our rare living dinosaur (Tuatara - can live up to 250 years)

Get close to rescued Little Penguin*, native fish and more

conservation in action     ✓nature     ✓heritage     ✓explore & learn     ✓family–friendly     ✓FUN

Get up close and discover some of the amazing animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds.   EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff share with you outstanding, intimate animal experiences with our animals that have been rescued, donated or bred by us.

New Zealand is a Biological Ark.  80% of New Zealand's native species are found nowhere else on Earth.  Most of EcoWorld’s animals come from the  Marlborough Sounds whose nearshore rocky reefs are diverse, capable of endless surprise, murky, cold and difficult to visit.  Rocky reefs are haven for rare and endangered species which contributes to their fascination which we share with you.”  

John Reuhman  Director

(*Exhibits may change without notice)

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