Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, Ngongotaha: Hours, Address, Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre Reviews: 5/5

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre
5
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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AlisonDenton
Hamilton, New Zealand65 contributions
Raptor rapture
Apr 2021
This is a fantastic display by very passionate conservators. Your entry fee helps support their conservation efforts. Exciting, educational and a cha ce to see some of our rarest birds up close and personal. We loved every minute.
Written 7 May 2021
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kasgirl26
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
Exciting bird of prey experience!
Apr 2021
A fantastic experience for anyone interested in NZ native birds of prey. You learn more about the history of falconry and the important work the Wingspan trust is doing to keep our NZ falcon & other prey birds thriving in our country before getting a chance to see some of the birds up close and watch them showing off their amazing flight skills. I look forward to a return trip!
Written 9 April 2021
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Bubbleteaqueen
Levin, New Zealand62 contributions
Raptor love!
Apr 2021 • Couples
What a wonderful way to learn about these beautiful creatures, up close and so interesting. The people that are speaking about these stunning birds, work with them and are so devoted to the preservation of them. I am never to old to learn new things, and today’s visit was no exception. Thank you all for sharing your report love . Amazing that this is all done thru donations.
Written 4 April 2021
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SharronandPete
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
if you like birds of prey you will love this.
Mar 2021
this place gets hurt raptor birds back to flying away. but some are unable to go back to where they lived and stay at Wingspan. they do a great display of how they fly and catch prey (not real prey) and the also let some people have one on your hand to feed it. a wonderful informative show.
Written 18 March 2021
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Ian
Napier, New Zealand16 contributions
Up close and personal
Mar 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience, just incredible to be able to get up close and personal with these amazing birds along with really passionate staff.
Written 13 March 2021
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Steve W
Nelson, New Zealand869 contributions
Low key but superb
Mar 2021 • Couples
This attraction is obviously run on a tiny budget and paying visitors help immensely. Wingspan puts on falconry displays with NZ karearea native falcons which are impressive and fun. They also breed and release the falcons along with taking in injured birds.
Written 8 March 2021
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daisuke
Kumeu, New Zealand7 contributions
Interesting experience
Dec 2020
It was interesting learning about the bird of prey. We got to see how amazing their abilities are. Also, it was funny when they would end up sitting on one of the audience member's head. I recommend taking sunglasses and a sunhat because it can be hard to see in the sun
Written 20 January 2021
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Kezzaj17
Auckland, New Zealand65 contributions
Truly awesome experience
Dec 2020 • Couples
My husband and I were looking to do something while staying in Rotorua recently. I suggested Wingspan to see their Falcon flight show. I was worried as I have some mobility issues but after I emailed them my concerns, they were incredibly helpful.

The show was amazing! Not only were the birds outstanding to watch but the staff highlighted how endangered these beautiful creatures are and why. The hosts were extremely knowledgeable and you could see just how much they loved the birds.

I can't wait to go back with the kids!! Definitely recommend heading along.
Written 15 December 2020
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Lynn B
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Amazing Birds of Prey
Nov 2020
This was an amazing experience - trainers took 3 birds through their paces and showed as the incredible speed and agility of the birds. I'd recommend taking the morning to go to this activity.
Written 9 December 2020
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155richard81
Tauranga, New Zealand578 contributions
Good day
Nov 2020
we visited Wingspan at its new site just outside Rotorua. It was a fairly calm day and quite warm which made it enjoyable. Two NZ falcons were brought out to fly and demonstrate their skills on chasing away predators.
the final icing on the cake was a barn owl.
Written 8 November 2020
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