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Punanga Manu o Te Anau

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9.30am feeding time

Great job with the Takahe feeding and the ranger talk is very good, really nice to meet someone who... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2015
Melbourne, Australia
Small but interesting

A chance to see an endangered bird - the takahe - brought us here. And we were lucky. Informative... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2015
Jane C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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
+64 3-249 7924
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

This ended up being a highlight. The ranger, Sarah, was very funny, informative and interesting. We learned lots about takahe, kaka and other birds and got to see them up close. DOC aims to educate and inform with these talks and the centre and it...More

Thank Auck M
Reviewed 7 March 2015

The wildlife park has takahes--a very rare rail (a type of bird) found only in New Zealand. The wildlife park is very small, but is worth a visit just to see these amazing birds. It is free, but please help their conservation efforts by making...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2015

Great job with the Takahe feeding and the ranger talk is very good, really nice to meet someone who works with the birds and is a "local". I would suggest though that the rest of the park needs an upgrade or removal as it doesn`t...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2015

Read my hotel review,it's there. If you are a birdie fan you will looooooove this park ! No more to say so to fill the word quota ... rabbit, rabbitt

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Great to see the work being done to rehabilitate injured wildlife. Although not a lot of birds it is a pleasant walk around the area. Children would love being able to feed grass to the geeses.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 6 February 2015

A chance to see an endangered bird - the takahe - brought us here. And we were lucky. Informative boards around and views of kea and kaka enhanced the lovely walk we had taken around the edge of the lake.

1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We thought it would be a few minutes watching someone feed the birds - but we had a hour with the ranger telling us about the birds and being able to go into the cages. Excellent. Cost is 'gold coin' donation. A great surprise -...More

1  Thank Broaden-the-mind
Reviewed 11 January 2015

This is a sweet little park, an interesting stop if you are walking the lake shore at Te Anau but also accessible by car. It asks for donations so can be "free" but we like to contribute something to the DOC's important and Herculean task...More

Thank Fiona O
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Enjoyed my first visit ,very freindly staff, highlight was getting up close to the Takahē..Got some great photos will retunr next trip to Te Anau

Thank Alibeare001
Reviewed 6 January 2015

This is a very nice, pretty, well-landscaped area along the lake shore, just past the DOC visitor center. It can be accessed either by walking path, or car. It was exciting to see the endangered Takahe (a blue, kiwi-sized flightless bird with a large red...More

Thank Keith-B-Robinson
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