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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

Get up close and personal to New Zealand's iconic national bird, the kiwi and an array of other native birds at the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park.

Highlights

  • New Zealand's largest dome aviary
  • See a large array of native birds
  • Enjoy commentary from the parks experienced keepers

Visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park – the best place in NZ to see a Kiwi!


Enjoy all day, close-up viewing of our national bird, the Kiwi, in moonlit nocturnal enclosures.

Entry price includes Keeper talks by Otorohanga Kiwi House staff throughout the day.

 

Keeper Talks:

  • 10:30am Kiwi
  • 11:00am Kea & Kaka
  • 12:00pm Kakariki
  • 1:30pm Kiwi
  • 2:30pm NZ Longfin eels & Whio (Blue duck)
  • 3.30 pm Kiwi
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  • Walk through New Zealand's largest dome aviary - you'll even see unique Tuatara reptiles, which pre-dated the dinosaurs, basking in the summer sunshine.
  • Wander along the Park's tree-lined paths and see a great range of New Zealand native birds - Kea, Kaka, Kakariki (parakeets) native wood pigeons, waterfowl and so much more!
  • We are just 15 minutes from the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Black Water Rafting and cave eco-tours.
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    The Otorohanga Kiwi House is a truly authentic New Zealand nature experience owned and operated by a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of New Zealand's native wildlife through education, display and breeding programs.

    Adult $26.00
    Child $10.00 (5-15 years inclusive accompanied by an adult)
    Pre-schoolers $0.00 (under 5 years accompanied by an adult)
    Family $82.00 (Price if purchased individually - discounts are shown from this rate.)

    What's included

    • Entry to the kiwi house and bird park
    • Keeper talks by Otorohanga Kiwi House staff throughout the day

    Location

    • Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga - just 2 minutes drive from Otorohanga's main street on State Highway 3

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Notes

    • OPENING HOURS:9:00am to 5:00pm

      The Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park is open daily except Christmas Day

    • All tickets are valid for 2 days.

      ***Family Pack - please note***

      The family pack includes tickets 2 adults & up to 3 children

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    Samantha Empson from New Zealand wrote on 09 September 2019

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    Awesome place

    Great for kids sraff were so welcoming and friendly. Great price too.

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    Thanks so much for visiting! We're so thrilled the kids and you enjoyed your visit and in particular meeting some of our animals up close! Thank you for helping us continue our conservation efforts.

    Carolyn from Canada wrote on 23 November 2018

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    Crazy Kiwi bird is funny!

    We had a fun time watching the kiwi bird running around in the display room and attacking the kiwi keeper while feeding. Many native birds in the park. Staffs are kind and helpful. However the park is rather small.

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    Juliane Hoffmann from Germany wrote on 29 May 2018

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    Still need luck

    Knowing that most of the birds have been rescued from death before it´s nice to watch them in the park. There is no guaranty to see a kiwi. We´ve just seen one on them before feeding time. The people arriving five minutes later just for feeding time weren´t that lucky.

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    Mark from Ireland wrote on 27 February 2020

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    Kiwi is rare and shy

    Disappointed not to see even one out of the 4 Kiwis in the night zones. The park is not to blame of course.In many of the cages we were unable to spot any birds.A pitty

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    Mandy Archer from United Kingdom wrote on 31 January 2020

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    Disappointed

    Sadly there seemed to be very few birds around even though we were quite patient. I know it’s difficult to see the Kiwis as they are quite elusive but we managed to see a small round ball of fur, tucked up and sleeping. There was construction going on and may well be improved in the future.

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