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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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NZ Falcon on $20 Banknote

Take a look at a $20 banknote in your wallet. This actual bird is at Wingspan and you can discover... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
judithevans
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Auckland, New Zealand
Very imformative

We visited today and I agree with previous reviews this place when it has relocated and reopened to... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
2xKiwis
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New Zealand
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“flying display” (44 reviews)
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1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
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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

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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

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Free entrance by donation. Small museum but no but show. most of the birds are still there for photos. You can Buy organic chicken eggs for $6 half dozen if its still available.

Thank vjsoliven
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We went 3/2/2018. The centre was offering entry free with a nominal donation as they were not giving the hawking demonstrations due to relocating. Regardless we got a very informative tour of the facilities and got up close and personal with a juvenile Morepork (seriously...More

Thank Glenn S
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre was an unplanned stop when we happened to see the sign along the road. Local birds of prey are on display, including falcons, hawks and super cute owls. We were lucky and arrived shortly before the 2pm demonstration of...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Loved these beautiful birds and amazing free flight show of a gorgeous falcon. Definitely worth a visit - also supporting care of the wildlife.

Thank Annabel M
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Excellent afternoon spent with the birds of prey, just a few minutes from central Rotorua but well worth going. Kids will loved these birds.

Thank vikj0n
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth it. Get there at 1:30 in time for the display at 2pm. This is so informative and incredible to see a falcon in action. We even got to have a turn with the glove and enjoy Hisan on our hand! You can also...More

Thank MicheleNZ000
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Wingspan is quite a small bird of prey museum/aviary/rescue centre. In saying that you get to view the birds fairly close in the aviary and they are really beautiful creatures! I would definitely recommend timing your visit with the flying show at 2pm (which they...More

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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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