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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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Very informative visit

Great displays of geckos; two kiwi in residence in very carefully organised displays. Their keeper... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lees42
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Melbourne, Australia
very informative

this is a great place to go and see the live kiwis and walk around the museum outside we was there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ailsa S
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Moora
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500 State Highway 14 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great displays of geckos; two kiwi in residence in very carefully organised displays. Their keeper provided very informative talk. Museum had some great displays of Moa and other interesting things from the past.

Thank lees42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a great place to go and see the live kiwis and walk around the museum outside we was there for about 1 half hours looking at everything

Thank Ailsa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to show my daughter a kiwi. They were in a lovely enclosure and they were out and about doing their thing.We were there during feeding and there were only six people there. We also got to see a tuatara and other small reptiles...More

Thank karris21
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this review

Hell there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Great that you enjoyed our facility and appreciated all it has to offer. The Museum, although small, is full of treasures and their stories. Yes the staff are definitely passionate. All...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Stopped off at Kiwi North on our way to Paihia, and ended up spending four hours there because there was so much to see. Starting with the two kiwis of course. They are in a darkened glass enclosure so you can get to see them...More

Thank serafis
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you so much for sharing your great review. We are very proud of what we do here, and we love to see visitors getting the most out of all there is to offer. Enjoy your travels. Allie

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The Kiwi enclosure is awesome and the Kiwis seem extremely happy to be there, chasing each other around playfully and searching for food. The best part is that the Kiwis are being raised for release into the wild. The reptile displays are great too. You...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We found Kiwi North accidentally. What a great find! I marked two items off of my bucket list - seeing a live kiwi and seeing a live tuatara. The staff are completely committed to care of their beasts. They are equally committed to sharing their...More

Thank daveG2849FT
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you 'discovered' us. Yes we may have a fantastic product to advocate for but our staff are our biggest asset by far. They love what they do and care about why we are doing...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Went on a slow Monday, October had the very knowledgeable staff to ourselves. Friendly informative staff that were very patient with the questions. Definitely saw the Kiwi and the infrared burrow cams were great when the Kiwi were feeling shy. Ticket to see kiwis included...More

Thank 365vanessae
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The woman at the front desk was extremely informative, friendly and professional and gave us a lot of good information. The animal exhibits are well set up. Spent a lot of Time in the museum which was very interesting. Very pleased to see most of...More

1  Thank Jea M
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for Kiwi North. We have a wonderful team who really love what they do. We are very lucky to have real skeletons, bones and fossils in our collection and to therefore be able to...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Really worth the visit. We had to wait a while to see the kiwis come out so we went through the museum first and it was excellent. Watching the Kiwis was great and it was very hard to leave them.More

Thank Kimalin20
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thanks for visiting and for placing a review. One of the many benefits of having so much in one place is that there is always something to explore if the animals are not being very sociable at that time. Yes it is hard...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Wow, wow, wow! We happened upon this jewel of a place while traveling through Whangarei in north New Zealand. An incredibly lucky find. It's actually 3 places in one; A historical museum, A heritage house and ( most interestingl for me is ) The Kiwi...More

1  Thank Jeff R
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this review

Kia ora Jeff, Thank you firstly for choosing to spend some of you precious holiday time with us, and secondly for writing such a fabulous review. Yes Kiwi North is unique in that there is so much variation in one special place, including the only...More

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Travel_mama_sgp
Hi, What is the entrance fee to the Kiwi House?
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
What time is kiwi feeding time?
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
Please advise if this location is wheelchair friendly?
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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