Kiwi Birdlife Park

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Kiwi Birdlife Park

Kiwi Birdlife Park
4.5
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Temporarily closedClosed until Jun 30, 2022
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Enjoy the sight and sounds of New Zealand's wildlife and bush in our 5 acre breeding sanctuary. See real kiwi and over twenty other native birds and reptiles, including the Tuatara. Experience conservation in action. Vaccination pass required from 3rd of December 2021.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from NZ$49.00
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Brian B
Taupo, New Zealand2 contributions
Mar 2022
After a week of chasing birds around Fiordland and Stewart Island it was great to be able to confirm so many of my sightings here
Written 14 March 2022
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Inspiration456650
Russell, New Zealand139 contributions
Mar 2022
Loved this park, it is well laid out and well sign posted with a hearing running commentary. Saw the kiwi and many other birds and really loved the tuatara. It's a great easy walk for families.
Written 13 March 2022
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@happy traveller
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Excellent park - what a hidden gem. We were there in time for the kiwi feeding and what an interesting experience. A must do.
Written 14 January 2022
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Lizzy H
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
Had a lovely time visiting the park. Got to see kiwi up close, morepork, and kea and weka roaming in their own space. So cool. One guide showed us the bee farm they have and we did honey tasting.
Was abit more expensive than we thought at $98 for two people but we were glad to hear all the money goes toward conservation and the park upkeep. Would recommend if you love bird life and supporting conservation.
Written 5 January 2022
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sunshinesam2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions
This is the first time I’ve seen a kiwi so easily and close up. We loved the kiwi show, the Pathways and commentary and meeting Molly the morepork. These guys do great work and are so knowledgeable - plus the money all goes to help their efforts in bird rehabilitation and breeding
Written 3 January 2022
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Jilly C
2 contributions
Dec 2021
This is our 3rd visit to this wonderful Kiwi experience, the 'Kiwi Birdlife Park'. We love seeing NZ native birds and other Kiwi beings. With 5 acres of NZ natives, some 12,000 planted trees and shrubs and a wonderful conservation show its a definite to visit. At the conservation show you learn surprising facts and get up close to some beautiful native birds. Today we got it right with the Kiwi feeding, and got up close to a huge beautiful lady Kiwi, and then in another enclosure watched a male pacing it out back and forwards, wanting his lunch. It's a lovely wander through native bush and trees and is a must to see and importantly contribute to conserve NZ birds, animals flora and fauna.
Written 12 December 2021
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Kay004
New Zealand214 contributions
Oct 2021
Make a point of going to a kiwi feeding. It's the first time I've ever seen a nocturnal house where the glass partitions are only part way up, so there's a degree of not being completely separated from the kiwi. The keeper placed the food in a location where I was only maybe 10cm away from a kiwi being able to watch it for a long period of time. That experience alone was worth the entrance fee, and very special.
The conservation show is also a must, the opportunity to get up close with a tuatara (no touching) with no glass partition was a real treat.
The staff were lovely, very dedicated to their birds/reptiles, and it was very disappointing to learn they get no funding at all for the incredible work they do, so are reliant on visitors and donations. This is one attraction that's well worth visiting, and you're supporting a necessary service at the same time.
Written 1 November 2021
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Tinkie12
Invercargill, New Zealand56 contributions
This was the most fun we've had in ages. We spent a whole afternoon wandering around the park. A highlight was definitely seeing the Kiwi birds so clearly. We also loved the cheeky Kea bird who made our day 😀. The staff were so friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. Try and catch the Kiwi encounter and the conservation show if you can. Being a local Southlander, I can't believe we didn't do this sooner.
Written 7 October 2021
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rosek24
2 contributions
Sep 2021
We were able to get so much closer to the birds than we had expected. Highly recommend looking at their daily schedule so you can check out the Kiwi Encounter (watch them be fed) and the conservation show. Wonderful experience we'll always treasure, our favourites were the playful Kea, the cute Moreporks, and the iconic Kiwi.
Written 18 September 2021
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Ben Hildred
5 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Wonderful way to spend a day. As a local I like to visit often and it’s always a delight, would recommend :)
Written 16 September 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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