Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

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Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre
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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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RadCCNZ
Auckland Central, New Zealand39 contributions
Jul 2022
This was the highlight of our 3 day stay in Rotorua.
A unique experience to be so close to these beautiful birds. Don't think caged or captive - all these birds are being cared for and/or rehabilitated and helping to increase the wild population. Very informative session with wonderfully experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic handlers.
Not to be missed (although a perfectly fine winter's day helped).
Written 5 July 2022
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Lorissa M
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Jul 2022
Stunning nature and witness to our native wildlife thank you all for a wonderful adventure !!! The museum on entry was intriguing to see the old Haast Eagle and how big they use to be so beautiful !!!
Written 3 July 2022
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NinaG
Auckland Central, New Zealand72 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Awesome experience, we loved visiting Wingspan during our Rotorua stay. With our children 3+5yrs we visited Wingspan for the 11.30am Sunday show. It was very informative and not too much so the kids did not get bored. A couple of birds come and sit on your arm or head which of course is a highlight with children. 1 hour experience, outdoors, toilets on site as well as a little souvenir shop.
Highly recommend!!
Written 18 June 2022
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Gay G
Auckland, New Zealand92 contributions
Apr 2022
Stunning day, passionate people, informative and interesting. Up close and personal with some of our threatened New Zealand birds . We came away with so much to think about. Well organised, great communication and thoroughly enjoyable. Possibly more suited to older children rather than little ones.

Such a great cause to support too. Thank you
Written 29 April 2022
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MichelleG
Whanganui, New Zealand12 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
What an amazing experience. We learnt so much about the Birds and watched incredible aerial displays. The birds were shown close to us and one landed on my head.
Written 18 April 2022
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Leani
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
The centre is closed since it is being rebuilt, so we just watched the flight of the falcon show. It was so impressive! Falcons Ari and Star were stunning to watch (even though star didn't want to fly) and we even saw the barn owl! Some people even got to have a falcon perch on their arm. Super interesting and new information in the show - even for people like me who are already quite into birds. So awesome to see ancient art of falconry in action!

Highly recommend - support a non-profit that does incredible work for conservation. The falconers are incredible and obviously care so much about the birds. Definitely worth the cost.
Written 27 March 2022
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SL
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Cool experience seeing the falcons perform and to learn about them. They have some very impressive skills and it's a great opportunity to see them doing their thing in person! Just keep in mind not every group will get a chance to have a raptor sit on their arm, so temper expectations about contact - about 2 or 3 groups got passed over in our session and ours was one of them. Unfortunately we left the show with a tearful 6 year old because of it, which really took the shine off things for us - but obviously that won't be the experience for everyone. Would recommend if you're a bird-nerd or interested in conservation.
Written 31 December 2021
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jokuku
Tokoroa, New Zealand26 contributions
Dec 2021
An hour well spent, A brilliant display of falconry and lots of information about the 3 falcons which were displayed. The encounter was up close and personal and the birds obviously enjoyed the encounter with the visitors. Highly recommended. We certainly know more about these beautiful birds now thanks to the team at Wingspan. A brilliant Christmas gift. Raewyn
Written 6 December 2021
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Ralph S
2 contributions
Oct 2021
Very clearly presented - we all learned a lot.
Only one performance a day starting 11.30 (at least at this time of year) so book on-line and be there in advance
Written 18 October 2021
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Sally Bower
7 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great hour spent learning about our native Falcon and barn owl. Shannon, Noel and Heidi introduced us to the conservation and training of these magnificent birds. Loved watching the birds in flight. Fantastic.
Written 9 October 2021
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  • Thu - Sun 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM