Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park

Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, Whangarei: Hours, Address, Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park

Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Museum ● Kiwi House ● Heritage Park A multifaceted visitor experience with something for everyone in one very special place. The only kiwi and tuatara viewing in a controlled environment in the Northland region. Learn why our environment and it's animals are so unique and special. The Museum tells the stories of our people and their place, plus some travelling exhibitions. All this is on a beautiful 25 hectare site with it's original 1886 heritage homestead an other historic buildings. Room to stroll and stretch the legs, fresh air and space for the kids to run. Relax with us in this uncrowded family friendly environment, only 4kms from the SH1 and about 7 kms from the Whangarei CBD. Open every day, 10am to 4pm, except 25th and 26th December. All welcome.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Naomi W
Algies Bay, New Zealand165 contributions
Jan 2022
We spent about three hours at Kiwi North. We were greeted at the door by the personable staff and enjoyed hearing about the facilities. The kiwi enclosure was the best of the three I have been to around the North Island. Patience pays off and we were lucky to get up close view of the kiwi with the enclosure all to ourselves. The museum was very interesting and the bonus gallery of WW2 local history was fascinating. We enjoyed wandering around looking at the old buildings in the adjacent village. If visiting I would advise checking out when they are having open days in the village (third Sundays of the month?) as that would provide an even greater experience. This is a good family outing, made even better by the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Written 15 January 2022
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muffworm
Christchurch, New Zealand143 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Me and my two girls came for a couple of hours and loved it. Lila at reception made a huge fuss of the girls and set them up with a scavenger hunt. We completed all the tasks which was super fun. We also had a ride on the miniature train and the lovely older guys working on it were so nice to us.

Also the girl Kiwi, Disco, runs around her enclosure so you get to see her up close through the glass. Was so gorgeous.

Highly recommend.
Written 15 January 2022
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Tambonz
Waipu, New Zealand826 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Brilliant museum and display house of kiwi geckos wetas etc.
Friendly staff.... Great walks around the area as well. Excellent.

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Written 19 November 2021
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RayPorter1960
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
Jun 2021
Learn more about our great country, and especially the Whangarei area. Friendly staff, and great exhibits.
Written 21 June 2021
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Liam
2 contributions
May 2021
Had an awesome time with my family at Kiwi North! I've been to a few Kiwi locations, and this is by far the most up close & personal. What a thrill - the Kiwi came right up to us!
Every member of staff was incredibly knowledgeable and ensured we got the most out of our visit. Absolutely recommend.
Written 22 May 2021
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Claire S
Central Otago, New Zealand18 contributions
Apr 2021
This place is run by friendly, and passionate staff, who explained anything we wanted to know in the kiwi house part of it. Unfortunately it was very wet the day we were there, and didn't see much of the heritage park
Written 18 May 2021
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EForbs8
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Loved loved loved the kiwi house - saw two kiwis up close!! 😍recommend this to anyone who visits Whangarei. Also the medical museum and bird rescue sanctuary were awesome. Staff are super friendly and informative! Definitely the highlight of my mates and I’s Northland trip 😊😊
Written 7 April 2021
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We are so happy you had a good time here. Our kiwi pair are super stars! The staff lovee what they do and love to share it with our guests. Thanks so much for spending time with us.
Written 13 April 2021
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Phil R
Hamilton, New Zealand115 contributions
Apr 2021
Challenged finding the geckos and tuatara, cool little museum with just enough information and memories from the past
Written 3 April 2021
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Camouflage is the name of the game for New Zealand gecko and they are really good at it. Finding all 12 can keep the kids busy for ages! Little museums are the gems - some very unique stories and not too much to absorb. Thanks for speniding time with us.
Written 13 April 2021
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Gemtt
Auckland Central, New Zealand40 contributions
Feb 2020
Enjoyed learning about the history of the region, seeing the kiwi and seeing the other random stuff on show.
Written 31 January 2021
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Thanks for visiting and we are happy you enjoyed our mixed menu of heritage and livign treasure all in one place. Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for taking the time to post a review.
Written 13 April 2021
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Sharon B
Whangarei, New Zealand76 contributions
Dec 2019
We had such an enjoyable day here. We took our Granddaughter who was only 2 and half. She throughly enjoyed the whole experance. She even wanted to go through the kiwi house again and much to our delight we all got to see a live kiwi. She was so happy and six months on still speaks about it. The staff were lovely. The whole faciliy was neat tidy and clean. It was a lovely experience.
Written 19 November 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We love that you ALL had a great time. We always tell people it doesnt matter how young children are they will all get something out of it at their own level. Our staff are awesome, take pride in what they do and love sharing it with others. So thank you very much for spending time with us and we hope you can all visit again.
Written 13 April 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM