Koru Native Wildlife Centre



Based in beautiful Marlborough, we specialize in breeding and housing some of New Zealand’s more uncommonly found and threatened native species. At this stage we hold Yellow Crowned Käkäriki, Giant Weta and Marlborough Green geckos.

We welcome visitors to Koru Native Wildlife Centre to meet and learn about our resident native species.
Join us on our personal guided tour through Koru Native Wildlife Centre’s specially built enclosures to learn fascinating facts about our native animals, and the efforts to restore their natural habitats.

Your hosts, Ellen and Brian Plaisier, have more than 20 years of experience in restoring native habitat, and more recently in native animal husbandry.
We are passionate about New Zealand’s incredible biodiversity and will provide a genuine, personal insight to the efforts being made to restore our stunning natural environment.

For the past 20 years, the Plaisiers have restored 80 hectares of land in the Marlborough Sounds, called Tui Nature Reserve, into a wildlife sanctuary. At Koru Native Wildlife Centre, we will draw on our experiences and provide visitors with exclusive personal footage of our journey.

Map & Directions

48 Elliot Street, grovetown blenheim


We are located just 5 minutes out of Blenheim, direction Picton. Take the Grovetown turn off this is on Fell Street, next turn to left (Vickerman Street). Third street on your right called Elliot Street. We are all the way at the back on the right. You can park on the grass in front of the entrance.


Cancellation Policy

If a cancellation is made within 24 Hours of arrival day, Loss of 100% of booking.

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