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Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park

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Lively kiwi birds seen

It was great to see active kiwi birds and the experience was made even better by such enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MainStreetRevelation
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Foster, Australia
Hang out with NZ birds

Wonderful visit - met a kiwi and a talkative tui - such amazing birds! Staff are committed to NZ... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
laurenr0che
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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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...more
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Gate 1 500 State Highway 14 RD 9 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to see active kiwi birds and the experience was made even better by such enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. We were lucky to see the Tuatara too. The museum had much to appreciate and we were surprised to have spent 2 1/2 hours...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful visit - met a kiwi and a talkative tui - such amazing birds! Staff are committed to NZ birdlife, very knowledgeable and helpful

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

A good place to see and understand the natural environment and feeding of Kiwi birds. The museum has a good collection of native reptiles and there are sessions for children, explaining the reptiles. Please check timings on their website or the staff are friendly and...More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to place a review. It sounds like you got to catch up with all the animals. Kiwi feeding at 11am, 1 and 3pm is definitely a good time to watch the birds but they are out and about most...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Friendly and informative staff who are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge about the animals with visitors. A good chance to see kiwis in their natural habitat. The surroundings are tranquil and there are some other interesting places on the ground to visit too.More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

HI there, Thanks for writing a review, we really appreciate our visitor's feedback. The grounds are great for a stroll, stretch the legs and get some fresh air. Kiwi North is the only opportunity to view kiwi in a controlled environemnt in Northland, and we...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

I loved coming here as a child ! Such a fun and interesting place to visit . I came back and visited on my holiday and nothing had changed and it was great ! Such a special place with great family memories !More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Wow! So happy you took the opportunity to come back.So many of our locals have come as children with their families or school. Although the core is the same I hope that some things have changed over the years! We love playing a part in...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Such a awsome place to see Nzs awsome creatures its a must see in Whangarei ! Earlier the better so you can get a good veiw of the kiwi!More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi there, Thank you for spending time with us and for then placing a review. NZ's creatures are indeed awesome and totally unique, and we love sharing their stories with our guests. Yes the first half of their night, or our day, is the most...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

Informative center where you get interesting information about Kiwis. There is also a room where they change day and night, as Kiwis are nocturnal animals and so you get the chance to see them when they are awake.More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Kia ora, Thank you for visitng and writing a review - we really appreciate your support. We offer the only chance to see kiwi in a controlled environment in Northland, plus the tuatara, gecko, insects, etc tehn there is the Museum and Heritage Park so...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This place is doing some fabulous work that your money really does help to support. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area.More

Thank Jessisaw
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi there, Firstly thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review. Secondly thatnk you so much for appreciating the work we are doing and how valuable the support of our visitors is to us. We hope you get the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

30NZD - good value for 2 pax. Visit around 10am to have the best chance of seeing the Kiwis active. Keeper feeds them around 11am. Takes a few minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. Good museum and outdoor exhibits plus train rides...More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your review. We are indeed a very multi-faceted visitor experience with somethign for everyone in one place. Feeding times are very popular. We have 3 during the day - 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Our staff make the most of every opportunity to...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Kiwi North is a fabulous place to visit if you want to see the beautiful Kiwi in its natural environment. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed by extremely helpful and friendly staff who took time to make sure we knew as much as...More

Thank Sheila K
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hello Sheila, Thank you for that amazing review. It sounds like you explored the whole place and had a wonderful time. Our staff are our biggest asset. They love what they do and why, and it shows. Thank you for taking the time to place...More

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Travel_mama_sgp
21 January 2017|
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Response from Allie F | Property representative |
Kia ora, Allie here from Kiwi North. As others have already answered our entrance fees are: $20 adults $15 adult students and seniors (65 in NZ but we honour whatever the age is in the visitors country) $5 children at... More
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Kath S
21 June 2016|
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Response from EdnaTait | Reviewed this property |
The feeding times now are 11am, 1pm and 3pm. As the birds are starting to grow up they do self feed from time to time and are more active after the first and third feeding. Kiwis are night birds so visitors should arrive a... More
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meegan_michel
30 April 2016|
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Response from Allie F | Property representative |
Hello there, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes the Museum and Kiwi House are definitely wheelchair friendly. They are on different levels but there is a lift. Our bathrooms are wheelchair approved. Exploring the Park may... More
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