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Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

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Closes in 30 min: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Closed until later this year

Wingspan has apparently been closed since February 2018 and will reopen at a different location... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
S G
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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 3 June 2018
Megan A
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London, United Kingdom
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“nz falcon”(54 reviews)
“flying display”(44 reviews)
“small museum”(18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Wingspan has apparently been closed since February 2018 and will reopen at a different location later this year. We were intending to visit and only found out by chance that it's currently closed. I presume all of the recent reviews are from people who visited...More

5  Thank S G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Was very hot on the day we went, and found that there was no real shade. The show was good, but then i found i got a bit bored because they only showed two falcons, and the story about them was more or less the...More

2  Thank Jeanette S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A basic notice at the gate advises to "check the net" but there's little information on the website apart from that it is relocating and will reopen late 2018

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Wingspan has apparently been closed since February 2018 and will reopen at a different location later this year. We were intending to visit and only found out by chance that it's currently closed. I presume all of the recent reviews are from people who visited...More

5  Thank S G
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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!

1  Thank Megan A
Reviewed 24 May 2018

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
Reviewed 10 May 2018

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

Thank TePukeTravellers
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
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
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
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
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

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Lia B
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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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