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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.


  • 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

  • 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.

    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


    • 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.


    • 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

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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    Florence Good from France wrote on 01 March 2018

    Best place to see the kiwi!

    petit parc zoologique mais circuit bien fait avec beaucoup d'explications sur les espèces natives de Nouvelle Zélande, belle volière. Je recommande ce parc surtout pour voir enfin le kiwi dans son milieu (presque naturel)!

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    florencet2 from France wrote on 29 November 2016

    Des kiwis !

    Superbe parc pour connaitre la faune de NZ, avec une équipe dynamique !

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    Stanislas Pierre from France wrote on 26 August 2016


    Une première, visite du park mais entre nous c'était jute pour les kiwis. Curieux animal que le kiwi, un peu triste de le voir enferme mais les conditions semble très bonne et bénéficié je pense d'un traitement de faveur. J'espère qu ils continueront a amélioré les enclos des autres espèces. Piuuuuu piuuuu kikikiii (cri du kiwi)

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    From Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

    How lovely to have you with us. Thank you for helping us to carry out our conservation work. We really appreciate you visiting. The kiwi we hold in captivity are or have all been involved in captive breeding of kiwi for release back into the wild. If you're interested you can see videos and photostories of our breeding programme on our YouTube channel and FaceBook page. Thanks for helping us to conserve these unique species.

    Charles from France wrote on 30 June 2016

    Pas mal

    Juste pour les kiwis car le reste est inutile

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    From Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

    Thank you for visiting. We're glad to hear you enjoyed seeing the kiwi.

    Deana from New Zealand wrote on 21 March 2020

    otorhanga kiwi house

    Lots to see. Saw 2 kiwi birds. Staff helpful, taking me out to show me where 3 tuataras were hiding.

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