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Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum

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Address: 500 State Highway 14 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
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+64 9-438 9630
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Staff has boundless enthusiasm!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
daveG2849FT
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 knowledge and the importance of proactive conservation of natural lands for these creatures. There are... More 

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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 it. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to submit a review. Happy and safe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 entry to the museum and all historic exhibitions on the site. Got there late and... More 

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Auckland
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133 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 the items (like bones)are real not replicas like a lot of other museums. Didn't get... More 

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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 share 'the real thing' with our visitors. This weather has been intense but you are... More 

Gladstone, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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 to leave Kapua and Puna. There is always something different to see with live animals... More 

Sacramento, California
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237 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 House with wildlife exhibits and information. Here they have several rare and endangered animals that... More 

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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 kiwi and tuatara viewing in Northland. Our staff do a great job because they love... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool place. They have kiwis and a few lizards. They also have a tuatara. It's well worth the 20 bucks or so to check out the animals getting a feed. Upstairs they have a museum with an awesome moa skeleton in near perfect shape. Also check out the surrounding exhibits; the railway club's model railroad, the women's prison, the... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

A fabulous place which cost is $15 each to visit and they were very happy if we wanted to come back and have another look at the 2 kiwis in their special enclosure. Although it takes a while for your eyes to get used to the low light, if everyone is quiet, they happily move around and we saw them... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is an interesting spot to see a kiwi and old farm homestead. It is a very simple museum that includes some live kiwi birds and live geckos.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes we are an interesting combination of natural and social history, and living natural history being the only captive kiwi and tuatara viewing in Northland. The homestead is quite unique as it was only ever lived in by one family for 3 generations and therefore has had very few alterations.... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent place to go and see our native bird. We had a great experience of them walking around until some kids made too much noise and scared them. It was awesome apart from this

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Heaps to see and enjoy. Northland culture at its best. Easy walking access to all areas. Choose an open day and enjoy all areas from old machinery to miniatur trains.

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