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Punanga Manu o Te Anau

#16 of 48 things to do in Te Anau Features Animals
Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7924
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Free bird sanctuary

We went in particularly bad weather. The birds in the avairies are all native, and lovely to look... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
familyoffiveonhols
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United Kingdom
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Interesting seeing the animals

a silent walk near the lake, watching all the threatened animals, especially birds, was very... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Doris F
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Silkeborg, Danmark
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Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went in particularly bad weather. The birds in the avairies are all native, and lovely to look at. The lake provides a chance to see native birds in a natural environment and it all free.

2  Thank familyoffiveonhols
Reviewed 29 December 2016

a silent walk near the lake, watching all the threatened animals, especially birds, was very interesting. Hope the effort will succeed

2  Thank Doris F
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This free access bird sanctuary, that you can combine with a nice walk around the lake offers a close look at many local endangered bird species. You can see Takahe, Owls, ducks, Kaka and more. While you have a better chance to see some of...More

1  Thank Pixxidix
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

It is worth popping into this little park at feeding time as you get to meet the keeper and see the birds perhaps a bit closer than usual. It is a small park and it is run by the Department of Conservation with little to...More

1  Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Right on the lake, a lovely walk from the town centre. We saw Takahe, Kakariki, Kaka and Tui. Very enjoyable.

Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I was a little bit disappointed. On one side, I'm happy that there is not too many birds on captivity. But I couldn't appreciate the few that were there. I couldn't arrived during the feeding time and I think that's the best moment to be...More

Thank ValeQuinci
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We changed our original plans so that we could visit when a 'meet the locals' tour was running. In the winter they ran at 10:30 a.m and 9:30 a.m in the summer. The Te Anau visitors centre also has the times if you're unsure. We...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great place to see two NZ endangered birds up very close. Arrived just before feeding time and the keeper allows you into the Takahe enclosure which was a real bonus. Birds are will looked after is as close to their natural environment as possible and...More

1  Thank 11Seamount
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

We went in the afternoon initially and it was ok but we went back in the morning for the feeding time and it was wonderful! The ranger was lovely and had lots of interesting information! Make the time to go at feeding time, well worth...More

Thank kesirs
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

It might have just been bad timing but the only native birds we could see were takahe. They were truly impressive and we enjoyed them. The duck enclosure only had mallard ducks no native blue ones. Maybe they had flown the roost and a couple...More

Thank Clara N
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