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Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

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Able to see lots of native birds

This park opens from dawn to dark. You will be able to see different kinds of native birds in New... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Taipei, Taiwan
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chance to see rare NZ birds

This was the only place we saw rare native kiwi birds other than kiwis which we saw in the wild... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2019
Lincolnshire UK
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7924
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All reviews free attraction feeding times gold coin donation endangered species conservation work non profit feeding tour free place to visit loved feeding the ducks bike path great opportunity to see tour leader new zealand overlooking the lake nice walk worth a visit great information
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to visit the sanctuary for feeding time at 9.30am (changing to 10.30am from 1st April!) Despite there being a large group of visitors we were still all allowed in the enclosure with the Tekapo whilst they were being fed. A marvellous chance to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sash1605
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice lil bird park. Simple but interesting. Go at feeding time and see the birds up close and talk with the ranger. The ranger with the long red hair was excellent and very informative. Make sure to ask questions and learn about these amazing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stefan881933
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to this park is enjoyable, educational and good for all ages, including children. The facility is run by the New Zealand government and there is a focus on increasing the numbers of endangered species in the wild. They also rehab Wild birds that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Bapaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here for our lunchtime picnic. There was plenty of parking and benches available overlooking the lake. The sanctuary is small, but beautifully laid out and maintained. Unfortunately, we were not there for feeding time, but had the entertainment of the naughty green...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wendy h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this, but check first to see what time the morning feedings are. You can walk around the enclosures on a self-guided tour if you miss the feeding, which would still be worth it though not as informative. We had a 9:30 time and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Bev8789
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

This park opens from dawn to dark. You will be able to see different kinds of native birds in New Zealand, such as Takahe. Kākāriki (parrot) named Jimmy seems to like human that flies closed to the cage when we called his name. Overall, this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eyeccc
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Initially I thought we were just looking at birds behind wire but then we joined in a free (donation) talk about the birds by one of the keepers. The included walking through one of the enclosures. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank michaelaF7144OB
Reviewed 11 February 2019

We merely would like to kill sometime and ended up really enjoying the visit. At 9:30 (10:30 for winter), the ranger will feed Takahe which are endangered bird only found in NZ. Feeding also covers wild ducks and other birds. The explanation was interesting and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vrkung
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

The sanctuary is well worth a visit - park in the visitor centre for free and you can walk there along a lakeside track which takes about 20 minutes. It’s a small sanctuary but they have feeding times with a warden displayed a visitor centre...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GrimsbyMariner15
Reviewed 7 February 2019

This was the only place we saw rare native kiwi birds other than kiwis which we saw in the wild walking across the road in westland. it only takes 15min to walk round but it is free (donations accepted} so worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrianLincolnshireUK
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