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Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

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Address: 1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
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+64 7-357 4469
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09:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:00

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The flying display is pretty special!

A modest facility with some lovely raptors in the aviary. A small but unique museum. A unique gift shop. All takes only a half hour at most. The flight display featured free... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jay F
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A modest facility with some lovely raptors in the aviary. A small but unique museum. A unique gift shop. All takes only a half hour at most. The flight display featured free flight demonstrations by two falcons and was rather special. We thought it was well worthwhile. Highly recommended for nature lovers. .

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic experience and well worth a visit if you are a lover of wildlife. Personally I liked that it was literally a hands on (or gloved hand on as it were) experience. Its obvious that the bird handlers are very passionate about their job and their love for the falcons. The exhibition of the lure training is... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

not really sure what I expected but this was simply amazing to be honest I thought it would be bigger, worth a visit and great work done by the trust

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone at all who has an interest in and love of the natural world this is a 'must see' for those visiting or staying in Rotorua. Wingspan does a fantastic job of rescuing, caring for, rehabilitating and (whenever possible) releasing New Zealand birds of prey. These may include our charismatic morepork owl, and the widespread harrier hawk, but their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've just got back from spending a couple of hours here. Before I arrived I thought it was going to be a large sanctuary with hundreds of birds etc. It's not. It's small. Very small. The highlight for me was definately the live show with Kye/ Kar the Falcon and Lara the Hawk. This charity establishment does a wonderful job... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my boys to this wonderful attraction and they both wanted a hawk as a pet afterwards! The Wingspan Trust does such good work rehabilitating birds of prey and it is awesome to see the birds up close. Dont miss the feeding time show!

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Thank Annsvolcanic
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not your run of the mill tourist attraction. A great experience in support of a great cause. Get up close to falcons and owls. See a really cool flying display of trained predatory birds conducted by very knowledgeable, passionate trainers. Spring for the behind-the-scenes experience if you have kids along for a great learning experience and more intimate hands-on (glove-on... More 

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Thank JeffTNZ
Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

A very special place to visit to see New Zealand falcons and owls from close up and to learn about the art of the falconier.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Volunteers run this wonderful place . The birds are able to feed and you can watch them in flight. The children haven't stopped talking about the New Zealand falcon that fed from their gloved hand. Until this point we have only seen them on a distant fence or in flight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a great place to visit where you can see hawks and flacons up close and feel that the place is actually doing their best to help the animals rather than just for the public’s amusement. There are toilets, a small gift shop, free tea and coffee, ice creams to buy and a small museum to look round as... More 

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