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Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

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Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

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Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600 New Zealand
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Cruising Milford Sound is among New Zealand’s most spectacular activities, but the mountain scenery that lines the coast is just as gorgeous. Experience both on this full-day trip from Queenstown, traveling through the heart of Fiordland National Park, and then cruising all the way to the edge of the Tasman Sea. An included Kiwi-style barbecue lunch completes the excursion, which includes plenty of sightseeing stops throughout the day.
US$153.96 per adult
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gernita24 wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand280 contributions60 helpful votes
We happened to arrive at the sanctuary just as they were about to begin a trial version of the new tours they will be running from Dec 16th 2020. We were invited to join in and were so glad we said yes. We learnt so much from the knowledgeable guides and loved the fact that we got to go in the enclosure with the takahe. They currently have 2 families and we got to see all 4 adults and the 3 chicks. They came pretty close to us as we were near the feeding station. Such a great experience to see these birds which were once thought to be extinct. We also got to go in the duck enclosure and hand feed them. We thought the $10 they will be charging was excellent value (kids will go free) and if you don’t want to do a tour you can make a gold coin donation and make your own way round reading the informative signs.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Emma W wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand323 contributions142 helpful votes
For a free attraction, it is very good. For the birds we saw I would be happy paying $5 to $10 per person. You can choose the amount to donate as you enter or leave. We saw a Takahē and a juvenile at a distance. The Kākā put on a great show as usual. The Kākāriki were very active and adorable. We also saw a ruru/morepork. It is a great way to experience New Zealand birdlife and pay what you can.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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TraceyRakaia wrote a review Dec 2020
Rakaia10 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a very cool little sanctuary that i would recommend to everyone, so many different birds including rare ones and then you can feed the ducks and watch their babies play
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Shelley M wrote a review Dec 2020
Albany, New Zealand356 contributions78 helpful votes
It is only a sanctuary and relies on donations. The Takahe was a great look as there were chick which was really cook. The other enclosures look a bit small for the birds but they were nice to see. Walkway at back joins up to walk by the lake.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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PhillipP wrote a review Nov 2020
Tring, United Kingdom536 contributions299 helpful votes
A nice place for a short visit to meet some of New Zealand’s native birds up close and personal. The place lends itself to a relaxing stroll while seeing and learning about the birds. It was quiet when we visited early in the morning and enjoyed seeing some of the good work going on to rehabilitate rescued animals.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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