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Punanga Manu o Te Anau/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary is set on the shores of Lake Te Anau, and is an easy 15 minute walk from the Te Rua-o-te-Moko/Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre. Take a peek at some of Fiordland’s special birds that are difficult...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
I loved that it was free and accessible from the lake path. The aviaries were okay, but I didn't see a single staff member and can't attest to how well cared for the birds are. The lack of information on the signs was kind of...More
We stopped here on our way out of town and were disappointed with what we found. Entry was free though they ask for a gold coin donation per person. A lot of the enclosures were empty and what was there didn’t seem to be much...More
It certainly isn't like going to the zoo but it was great to see and learn about takehe and kaka. Luckily caught the keepers talk which made it much better. Doc should consider improving the facility. It could be a major tourist attraction.
The birds are in cages which were heavily netted so photographs were not a possibility. We saw a Mork Por in one cage and just felt sorry for him as it felt as if he had no space to fly. The grounds are wonderful and...More
This is free and very useful to get a look at the various birds that you might see in the wild. Nicely displayed. Feels as if the birds are in the open rather than in a cage. Many of them could fly off if they...More
We went to check out the Takahe that we heard lived there and it obliged by sitting out where we could see it. There were not many other animals on show on the Sunday afternoon. It may have been siesta time. The park looked well...More
park and centre worth a look if you are near. Very pleasant walking through the woods but don't expect to see any birds. Cages are a good half hour walk from the centre and are pretty grim with fine mesh netting and overgrown so if...More