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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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Such important conservation happens here

Wingspan is not a big flash tourist attraction but they have a big heart. The 2pm show is great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hamilton, New Zealand
Well worth the visit.

Spend a couple of hours at the worthwhile facility. Basicly running on the smell of an oily rag... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil K
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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“nz falcons” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
+64 7-357 4469
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Reviewed yesterday

Wingspan is not a big flash tourist attraction but they have a big heart. The 2pm show is great. Saw Hisan flying freely with photo ops to have a go with the glove and hold him. Learnt alot about the nz falcon. The wee ruru...More

Thank qofdnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spend a couple of hours at the worthwhile facility. Basicly running on the smell of an oily rag, this organization does a wonderful job rehabilitating & re-settling New Zealand Falcons. There is a small, but interesting, museum. Make sure you are there at 2 o'clock,...More

Thank Phil K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This centre is playing an important role in the protection of our NZ falcons, and in educating the public about them. They have some great display aviaries, where you can see falcons, harrier hawks, moreporks and barn owls, and a small museum about falcons and...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good show that shows what the NZ hawk can do in the wild. They are help out injured hawks and release back into the wind when possible. Take your own food with you as food is n/a at location. Worth a visit.

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit and learnt a lot. Our kids had a great time and very much enjoyed the display, they also got to hold the falcon on their arm. Excellent center doing great work for endangered species.

Thank Merrily H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These birds are amazing and the staff share just how special these birds are. Very knowledgable staff and well run

Thank blackatz001
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This must be a hidden gem in Rotorua. Wingspan gave us the opportunity to get very close to both new zealand falcon and morepork. Make sure you are there at 2pm to watch the flying display. We where lucky to see Rosie's first public flight...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Little place with a big focus on conservation of an endemic endangered species. Was great to see a place so educational. Highlight was the bird of prey show and getting to hold a nz falcon and learning about this amazing bird from a friendly and...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Wingspan is a great place to go. If you head up there about 1:30pm you can look around the aviary and in the museum before the talk and flight demonstration at 2:00pm. Well worth the look and helping with education and rehabilitation of injured birds.

Thank StaticAlert
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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
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30 December 2016|
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Response from LyndaPerkins | Reviewed this property |
yes they are, enjoy
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
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.