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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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Awesome family day out

Had a very informative time at wingspan.My son had the opportunity to have a New Zealand felled on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shellsandc1
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Wingspan

I have been wanting to see these birds every time I come to Rotorua, unfortunately, the signage for... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Bernadette M
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Hastings, New Zealand
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“nz falcon” (56 reviews)
“flying display” (44 reviews)
“small museum” (19 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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"nz falcon"
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"flying display"
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"small museum"
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"perch"
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"new zealand"
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"gloved hand"
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"entry fee"
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"behind the scenes"
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"dedicated staff"
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"flight demonstration"
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"falconry display"
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"endangered species"
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"very special place"
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"unique experience"
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"these guys"
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"great afternoon"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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

Thank Bernadette M
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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

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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

Thank katrinapullan
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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

1  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

1  Thank Wajere
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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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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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