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Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum

500 State Highway 14 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
+64 9-438 9630
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Kiwis are endangered in the wild which is one reason this place is so important

It is estimated that before Maori and European settlement there were about 30,000,000 Kiwis living... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KevinTunn
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
They have real Kiwi birds!

A local friend brought me here and I was able to see my first Kiwi bird! They have them in a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa M
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Los Angeles, California
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500 State Highway 14 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is estimated that before Maori and European settlement there were about 30,000,000 Kiwis living in the wild in New Zealand. Maori impact on land clearance had some impact but Europeans bringing weasels, stoats, cats. rats, pigs, goats and dogs has been devastating. Despite efforts...More

Thank KevinTunn
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your very well-informed review. It means so much and is so rewarding for the team here when someone actually "gets it"! Acknowledgement of what we do and why we are so passionate about it means...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local friend brought me here and I was able to see my first Kiwi bird! They have them in a setting that turns night during the day and day during night. It is a bit dark to view them but they do come out...More

Thank Lisa M
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to add a review, and also to your friend for bringing you here. We really value the support from our local community, and the place we hold within that community. I am so happy that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to see a kiwi if you are patient and have time to burn. The staff were supper friendly and full of knowledge about the animals under their care. So much so, that it felt like I had my own tour guide. I...More

Thank Marc M
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your review. The passion of the staff is our biggest asset, they genuinely care about what they are doing and love their jobs. That results in great customer service and a genuine experience. If I had to pick favourites I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing visit. Able to see kiwis and other native reptiles in one place and the extra attractions of how olden day life was were very eye opening for our 19 year old who was amazed at how people lived in the settler days. Well worth...More

Thank Robyn M
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for writing a review. The response of your 19 year old is rewarding as that is what we and other museums are here for. It can be quite grounding to take a look back at the past. Being able to see everything...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, super helpful and informative staff. Seeing the kiwis was really an experience. Highly recommended.

Thank Lars I
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, and valued the experience.

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Was very happy that we came in time for feeding time, they were hiding when we first arrived. I think the price is a bit too much.More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for your recent review. Yes these birds can be elusive and viewing can require patience. They are only just over a year old so still babies in kiwi world, and also relatively new to this environment. Entry fee covers the Kiwi...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We called here on our way back from cape rianga and so glad we did, the staff were super helpful and the centre is incredibly informative and the best bit was the kiwi, absolutely amazing and so glad we got to see this!More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for your review. It is a huge pleasure for us to be able to enable this wonderful experience for our visitors. Thank you for taking the time to visit on your return trip from the "very top". Thanks again for taking...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Amazing to see kiwis ! :) And also Geckos, Tuatara, and all the museum. In addition the staff is very friendly and gives many interesting explanations! A place to go !

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

See a Kiwi without having to wander out into the bush or native reserves. Sometimes its very hard to view Kiwi's unless your prepared to stay up into the early hours or wander the few places outdoors that they can be spotted in outdoors habitat,...More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi there, Thank you for the review - it is wonderful for us to get feedback from our community and for that feedback to go out to the international community. It is an honour for us to be able to give people the gift of...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as we were hoping to see the kiwis. Staff were really friendly and helpful and we did get to see one of the kiwis briefly and in more detail via the cameras. We think we were lucky though and you could easily...More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very sorry you were disappointed with some aspects of your visit. The current pair of kiwi are very young and have not been with us for very long so as yet...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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