We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

#1 of 5 things to do in Ngongotaha Features Animals
1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
+64 7-357 4469
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Unique attraction

We loved being able to see all of the falcons in the aviary while we waited for the show to start... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
55vintage
,
Te Aroha, New Zealand
Amazing, incredible, absolute must

This is just an incredible place to visit. The centre is dedicated to saving injured native falcons... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ah62
,
Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
Read all 456 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nz falcon” (52 reviews)
“amazing birds” (22 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 15:00
LOCATION
1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 7-357 4469
Write a Review
Reviews (456)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 449 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved being able to see all of the falcons in the aviary while we waited for the show to start. They are all so different and Hisan was such a character; flying right up to the mesh to check us out before flying away...More

Thank 55vintage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just an incredible place to visit. The centre is dedicated to saving injured native falcons and repatriating them or using them as breeding stock to increase the numbers in nz. These birds are just beautiful and this is an amazing look into the...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an essential activity to do, a magical experience which leaves your spirit soaring like these amazing birds.

Thank fandingo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I have given this attraction 3 stars, this was purely on this visit. This was my second time visiting the Bird of prey centre. I was really excited as my previous visit i was so amazed at the demonstrations, the centre and everything they...More

Thank Karl R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How wonderful are the team at Wingspan!!! Truly dedicated and knowledgeable people who have given so much of themselves to New Zealands bird of prey conservation and protection. Great demonstration with the falcon handling and we loved to see and hear about the extensive behind...More

Thank WildGuy1
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The staff are very knowledgeable and the centre is all about looking after birds of prey. The display at 2pm is very good and appealed to a wide range of ages - the staff are able to engage the children but also give grown up...More

Thank sjjdxb
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Wingspan is a fabulous place to visit. Passionate, friendly staff who clearly care about the birds and what they are doing and the birds are just beautiful.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely friendly greeting when we arrived and invited to enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and a seat in front of the fire. Knowledgable staff who were more than happy to chat and share information. Covered walk through the aviary. Loved the...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Everyone should go to the show to support the threatened NZ falcon, the kārearea. Very informative talk/show and it was a privilege to hold one. The staff were very friendly and passionate about helping the birds.

Thank Yasmin H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A great place to visit and wonder at the wildlife we have in NZ. This place is truly a must see when in Rotorua . You wont be disappointed

Thank Tuwhare
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Stratosfare Rotorua
881 reviews
4.13 km away
The Factory Smokehouse & Grill
67 reviews
7.22 km away
Terrace Kitchen
228 reviews
7.50 km away
Third Place Cafe
313 reviews
7.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Agroventures Adventure Park
794 reviews
1.52 km away
Agrodome
1,141 reviews
1.55 km away
Zorb Rotorua
509 reviews
1.60 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
LiaBW
30 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from LyndaPerkins | Reviewed this property |
yes they are, enjoy
0
Votes
Dhemlan
29 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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
1
Vote
alfred098
1 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
0
Votes