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Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

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Great walk around the gardens

This is a worthwhile walk around the gardens to see the different types of endangered birds. There... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Brian M
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Montrose, United Kingdom
Go at Feeding Time

We went two days running and enjoyed both times. It wonderful to see the Takahe up close as at the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Alys847
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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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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All reviews free attraction endangered species feeding times gold coin donation conservation work non profit feeding tour free place to visit loved feeding the ducks bike path new zealand great opportunity to see tour leader overlooking the lake nice walk worth a visit great information
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed this small bird sanctuary. It was walking distance from our hotel and right on the path that leads around the lake.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank martin h
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

A great way to spend an hour before dinner in Te Anau on a nice evening. Would be neat to bring the grandkids here some time.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

We really enjoyed the 1-2 hours we spent at the bird sanctuary in Te Anau. Make sure you go at 9am to be there for the bird feeding at 930 am, the highlight of the visit. It was very interesting to see the birds of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bruno D
Reviewed 27 November 2018

This place was amazing. The sanctuary is well-maintained and all the birds look to be in great shape. There are 2 Takahe and a few Kakas at the Sanctuaries. A good place to wind down and relax after Milford Sound. Do donate generously at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank tweien
Reviewed 24 November 2018

again, like all over in NZ, many people do a lot to keep the treasures of this country alive, thank you.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Maggie4659
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Walked along the waterfront & found this by accident just after the visitor centre. Free to enter & some interesting birds to see, one of the staff was feeding some of the birds & chatted to us about them.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a worthwhile walk around the gardens to see the different types of endangered birds. There is a lot of information about the birds and what is being done to try and increase bird numbers and reduce predators such as stoats and rats.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We went two days running and enjoyed both times. It wonderful to see the Takahe up close as at the feeding time tour you are taken into the Takahe enclosure. The other birds we saw were Kaka and a Morepork. There was a small flock...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

I didn't think it was possible to talk so long about nothing, but I saw and heard it. the guide was definitely boring. So much so visitors left before the feeding. Apart from that, worth watching the birds.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The sanctuary is well laid out, and the cages large enough for the birds to fly around in. Entry is fee but a gold coin is appreciated - I think they're operating this bird sanctuary on a shoestring so any donation would be welcome. They're...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Veda F
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