Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre
4.5
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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  • enyox
    Washington DC, District of Columbia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, must-do experience!
    Incredible experience! We got to see two New Zealand falcons fly and view them up close, as well as a gorgeous barn owl (they said the birds vary from demonstration to demonstration). We learned so much about the birds. We could not be more impressed by Wingspan’s dedication to conserving these incredible creatures and educating the public. An absolute must-do!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Jessica
    Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Both beautiful and educational
    My partner and I went to the show, during our holiday to New Zealand it was such a fun experience, we got to learn so much about the New Zealand Falcon “kārearea” and to see a few of them in action so close was amazing. We will definitely go back once the centre is completed. We've already reccomended this to friends and family.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Caleb5268
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience to learn about NZs predator birds
    Great experience. Learned a lot about NZs native falcon experiences and got to see them show off their 'hunting skills' with a lure. The audience even got an opportunity for a member in each group to have one of the Falcons perch on their arms. The kids then got to experience the NZ native owl - the morpork and also got to have a go holding it on their arm. This place has rescued and rehabilitated loads of birds over the decades and is doing an excellent job on a shoe string budget.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 January 2024
  • Elyse
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Become enamoured with Aotearoas birds of prey
    It was an incredible experience to be able to see the talented Karearea up close diving for bait. I was also lucky enough to be chosen for the smaller group who were given the opportunity to have a ruru sit on their arm, she was such a charistmatic beautiful little creature, I would have happily spent longer admiring her. The staff at Wingspan were all lovely and informative, it was great to hear them speak about the different birds they care for with such passion. It was an absolute scorcher of a day when I went so my one recommendation would be that anyone attending prepare to get covered up as there isn't much shelter around.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 January 2024
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Lyndhurst48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Wingspan is a National Treasure and should be a must visit for all Kiwis and NZ visitors. The birds are fabulous, the staff exceptional and the support needed!
Written 24 April 2024
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Grant and Suzanne
Hamilton, New Zealand41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What an amazing place to visit, Would recommend this, shame it’s not funded. Great day out, pleased we made the effort , would return
Written 16 March 2024
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Elyse
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
It was an incredible experience to be able to see the talented Karearea up close diving for bait. I was also lucky enough to be chosen for the smaller group who were given the opportunity to have a ruru sit on their arm, she was such a charistmatic beautiful little creature, I would have happily spent longer admiring her. The staff at Wingspan were all lovely and informative, it was great to hear them speak about the different birds they care for with such passion. It was an absolute scorcher of a day when I went so my one recommendation would be that anyone attending prepare to get covered up as there isn't much shelter around.
Written 23 January 2024
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Caleb5268
New Zealand42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Great experience. Learned a lot about NZs native falcon experiences and got to see them show off their 'hunting skills' with a lure. The audience even got an opportunity for a member in each group to have one of the Falcons perch on their arms. The kids then got to experience the NZ native owl - the morpork and also got to have a go holding it on their arm.

This place has rescued and rehabilitated loads of birds over the decades and is doing an excellent job on a shoe string budget.
Written 11 January 2024
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AucklandKiwi2010
Auckland5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Prepare children for long explanations and that they may not be chosen to hold a bird. There were a number of very disapppointed young children in the group.
Written 7 October 2023
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Jessica
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
My partner and I went to the show, during our holiday to New Zealand it was such a fun experience, we got to learn so much about the New Zealand Falcon “kārearea” and to see a few of them in action so close was amazing. We will definitely go back once the centre is completed. We've already reccomended this to friends and family.
Written 2 September 2023
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Michael B
Revelstoke, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It was a great experience overall. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly, and were experts at taking care of the birds. The show was excellent and the birds were very well looked after.
Written 19 August 2023
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enyox
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Incredible experience! We got to see two New Zealand falcons fly and view them up close, as well as a gorgeous barn owl (they said the birds vary from demonstration to demonstration). We learned so much about the birds. We could not be more impressed by Wingspan’s dedication to conserving these incredible creatures and educating the public. An absolute must-do!
Written 29 July 2023
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Katherine Whittaker
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Absolutely amazing experience ~ surprising, educational, inspiring and really moving.
An incredible team of people, passionate about these birds of prey. Wonderful display.
And a place I didn't know about. And all New Zealanders should. ❤
Written 18 March 2023
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Cheryl C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Flight of the Falcon’ presentation. It was a perfect summer day to sit in their outdoor seating area (outstanding views!) as we learned about the Karearea and watched 2 of their falcons show off their training skills and meet their barn owl! Worth the visit for adults and kids.
Written 26 February 2023
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WINGSPAN NATIONAL BIRD OF PREY CENTRE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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