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Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

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1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
+64 7-357 4469
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Falcons, Morepork & more!

A bird park that is dedicated to preserving the native species of New Zealand. Make sure you time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Megan A
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London, United Kingdom
Pure magic in these bird of pray

I love this place it's really something very special to connect with nature and birds of pray so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
crowntoursnz
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“nz falcon” (56 reviews)
“flying display” (44 reviews)
“perch” (14 reviews)
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1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
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+64 7-357 4469
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bird park that is dedicated to preserving the native species of New Zealand. Make sure you time your drive to coincide with the Falcon shows - their flight skills are amazing! Help support this park's conservation message!

Thank Megan A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place it's really something very special to connect with nature and birds of pray so closely. I would highly reamend it for young people to see the beauty and be able to understand it. Magic!

Thank crowntoursnz
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Absolutely awesome experience, up close and personal with predator birds, they are so beautiful. Highly recommend.

Thank TePukeTravellers
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Not as big as California but the redwoods here are still impressive. It's possible to drive through or explore by foot.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The staff here do a wonderful job of caring for, rehabilitating and releasing NZ Falcons and owls. Don't miss the falcon flying display. The young ones will be impressed with the birds' skills (as will the adults). Check the times so you can arrive at...More

Thank Traveller6631
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Had a very informative time at wingspan.My son had the opportunity to have a New Zealand felled on his arm.family memories were made that will last a life time.

Thank shellsandc1
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I have been wanting to see these birds every time I come to Rotorua, unfortunately, the signage for this place is appalling. The sign at the start of the road says 2km. Where is the sign for this place? I traveled 4km, turned around and...More

1  Thank Bernadette M
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Take a look at a $20 banknote in your wallet. This actual bird is at Wingspan and you can discover her story. A short drive from Rotorua, Wingspan is relocating very soon just down the road in this green valley in the hills. Entrance in...More

Thank judithevans
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We visited today and I agree with previous reviews this place when it has relocated and reopened to the public is well worth a visit. Our young hostess was very good and we learned a lot about what they do to rehabilitate birds when they...More

Thank 2xKiwis
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The staff were amazing and we loved that it felt humble and personalised rather than too commercialised or touristy. Such a wonderful memorable experience

Thank katrinapullan
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LiaBW
30 December 2016|
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Response from LyndaPerkins | Reviewed this property |
yes they are, enjoy
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Dhemlan
29 February 2016|
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Response from Wayne N | Reviewed this property |
There is a souvineer shop that you can have a look around and a small educational museum there as well. You can have a look through the aviary before the show that has falcons,hawks and moreporks in their own enclosures. To... More
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alfred098
1 December 2015|
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Response from Wayne N | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. Their promotional material says open 9am-3pm all weathers. Flying display at 2pm. I highly recommend it.
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