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Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum

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500 State Highway 14 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
+64 9-438 9630
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Great place doing great work

This place is doing some fabulous work that your money really does help to support. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jessisaw
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Didn't realise there was so much to see and do

30NZD - good value for 2 pax. Visit around 10am to have the best chance of seeing the Kiwis active... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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500 State Highway 14 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
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+64 9-438 9630
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"heritage park"
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"feeding times"
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"natural environment"
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"world war"
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"behind glass"
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"informative staff"
in 4 reviews
"great displays"
in 2 reviews
"bird rescue"
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"extinct moa"
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"native animals"
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"smallest church"
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"breeding programme"
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"without flash"
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"sharing their knowledge"
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"steam train"
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"vintage cars"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Jessisaw
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Arte1
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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
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at Kiwi North. We managed to time it so that we were at the Kiwi House at feeding time, and it’s the best view of a Kiwi I’ve had in my life (as a New Zealander, that’s big!). The rest...More

Thank WriterGirlNZ
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This heritage park has grown from a big house with a collection of hobby societies to a fully fledged heritage park and a preserved railway and now a kiwi house. Lots to do on a week end.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff and very informative. One of the cheapest and best places to see kiwi! Flash the tuatara was my favorite.

Thank 887breeannab
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

A great place to visit and see kiwis and geckos. The staff were most helpful and spent a lot of time with us. This was helpful in understanding the kiwis. Well worth a visit.

Thank FlyingkiwiOamaru
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

It was possible to take a picture - without flash and with manual focus In the museum a feather-cloak was a highlight!

Thank hkail
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We were hoping to see little kiwis today, but they were very elusive. We only got to see them in their burrow via a camera. We did, however, see other animals and insects. We also saw the museum, which was informative

Thank RobynandKeith
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

It was beautiful to experience the feeding of the Kiwi birds! A warm welcome at the entry with a friendly introduction followed by a great Kiwi bird experience. You see also a lot of more New Zealand bush icons there. The Museum was also very...More

Thank NZJafa
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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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