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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 5 days ago
eyeccc
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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 1 week ago
BrianLincolnshireUK
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Lincolnshire UK
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s well sign posted but when you get there, there are a few enclosures with some beautiful birds. But there’s not many enclosures so not much to see. What they do have there is well maintained but it appears they rely heavily on public funding....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Didge432
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located near the lake 5 minutes drive outside Te Anau (on the way to Manapouri). You can see some native birds such as the Morepork and the Takahe. The Takahe is worth the visit. You do not need long here - any more than 30...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank NFHarry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bird sanctuary has several species of endemic NZ birds on display in enclosures - birds who are otherwise unable to live in the wild. It’s an especially great opportunity to see the takahe, a very rare flightless bird that can only be found in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank LarchFoodie
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

This is a small sanctuary working to conserve native New Zealand birds. Interesting displays in beautiful surroundings. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 417StephenC
Reviewed 7 January 2019

I hadn't heard of this attraction in advance of our visit, but we chanced upon it during our stay in Te Anau and had to stop. It was well worth the time and we learnt a lot. Run by volunteers so please do donate.

Date of experience: December 2018
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