Staglands Wildlife Reserve Part 9: Old chapel

The old bush settlement

This area is a nostalgic recreation of an abandoned Akatarawa bush settlement giving a unique view of the life led by the pioneers during the early settlement of New Zealand. Have fun exploring all the nooks and crannies of this unique old settlement including the jail house where you can get some fun photos of friends and family locked up in the Village Pillory! The Settlement is a fantastic backdrop for photography enthusiasts and a great Wellington bushwalk.

My photos of

The Chapel





Staglands Wildlife Reserve Part 1.

I had a wonderful day at Staglands Reserve  yesterday.

I am going to show some of the photos I have taken.

First just a little bit about the reserve.



I took the photos from where I parked my car!

This is the main building and cafe.

Staglands Wildlife Philosophy

Staglands Wildlife Reserve was established by John Simister in 1972 in the beautiful Akatarawa Valley near Wellington.

If you’re interested in conservation, click here to read more about how the Staglands works with the Department of Conservation and other organisations to help protect out natural heritage. We have created a sanctuary for the birds and animals and invite you to share it with us

The wildlife park provides a great family activity close to Wellington and is a relaxing alternative to the Wellington Zoo!