Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters

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Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters

Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters
4.5
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Bird & Animal Encounters of the best kind. Situated in beautiful valley surrounded by scenic hills. Over 400 birds and many friendly farm animals. Interaction with our birds and animals encouraged. Hold one of our Macaws or one of the smaller birds. Walk-in Lorikeet aviary. Small miniature train rides around the park. Coffee and food kiosk. Camp ground at very reasonable rates. Cabins. Units.
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Sue W
New Zealand10 contributions
Great place for young and old.
Jan 2021 • Family
I would have to say that this attraction would be one of the best Whitianga and Greater Coromandel places i have visited. It is well priced, compared to other places. We went early and had 2 hours observing and interacting with the animals. Gaye and Fred were welcoming and friendly. Fred gave my grandchildren and i a ride on his battery powered train. This couple are very creative and have made many delightful structures for kids to play on. I especially loved 'the
Written 10 January 2021
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Sinead M
Rotorua, New Zealand19 contributions
Super cute little park
Sep 2020 • Family
Had a great time at Mill Creek, heaps of animals and birds to see and a great little playground a and picnic area as well! The staff were super friendly and attentive even while they were busy trying to fix damage from previous floods. We will definitely come back next time we are in Coromandel
Written 2 January 2021
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Paula P
9 contributions
Fantastic Family fun with the animals!!
Jul 2020 • Family
We visited here this morning for the school holidays and the kids and adults had the most amazing time! The man and his wife are so friendly and helpful. This is a must do if you have kids and are in the Whitianga area. Can’t recommend enough! 5*!
Written 9 July 2020
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si_79
Bury St. Edmunds, UK112 contributions
Peaceful stay with surrounded by nature
Mar 2020 • Couples
My wife and I had a wonderful stay for three nights. The accommodation is cabin style with well maintained kitchen and toilet facilities, outside a BBQ area and plenty of seating. We enjoyed interacting with all the beautiful tropical birds which are housed in the park away from the camping area but access is free all the time. We enjoyed waking up to a sunrise over the hills and wandering around the many animals cup of tea in hand. The location is also well located to explore the east coast. A perfect way to end our trip to New Zealand.
Written 9 March 2020
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love_travelling1985
Auckland, New Zealand37 contributions
Cabin stay or just a visit to the facility is totally worth it!
Jan 2020
We stayed in a cabin, talk about a value for money!

Kitchen, bathroom and toilet was clean. My wife is very picky, if she says it's clean, then it's clean :)

Cabin had comfy beds and was neat and tiday. It was in a lovely place, away from the animals but not too far away. You can go for a walk and say hi to the animals when you feel like it.

Price for the cabin includes visit to the Animal encounters, so def worth it. Lots of birds, playground for kids.

Only Con is the 4 km gravel road you have go drive on to get to the site, stick to 30 to 40km and you'll be fine. Pull over for other cars behind you to pass.
Written 19 January 2020
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Margaret M
Newport, Australia1 contribution
Great stay at Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters
Jan 2020
What a great stay! Our family have just spent 4 days at Mill Creek Bird Park and had a wonderful time. It’s a perfect location to explore the Coromandal Peninsular being centrally located to all the main attractions. The cabin we stayed at was fully equipped with everything needed for a homely stay (comfortable beds, decent space, great shower and bathroom - overall a lovely cabin). The campground was equally as good, with large spaces, clean showers and toilets and a great kitchen area. The Bird Park itself was great and kept our kids (10 & 13) entertained for hours! So many beautiful birds with funny characters! The horses and other farm animals were well natured and loved pats and some food. The guinea pigs and rabbits were really cute and a great hit with our girls. We had a great time and will definitely come back again - a great find. Mill Creek Bird Park is a hidden gem - a perfect place to ensure your time on the Coromandel Peninsular is great fun – highly recommended!

Some of the reviews have mentioned the birds in cages...that is the case but they are well cared for and loved by the owners, as are all the animals.

Margaret & family, Sydney Australia
Written 16 January 2020
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Dylan
4 contributions
Really fun time for the kids especially
Dec 2019
This is the best accommodation our kids (7 & 5) have experienced. This place is tailor made for them and my wife and I enjoyed it too. The road to get there was pretty bumpy, but not too far. The facilities are well kept and we've been to zoos with fewer animals, plenty to see and our 4 night stay was without a dull moment. It's in a relaxing setting although it was really busy during our stay, as expected so close to New years. The birds sing into the night so take a little getting used to. We hope to return while the kids are still young enough to love it.
Written 30 December 2019
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Gemma D
Tauranga, New Zealand31 contributions
Disappointed
Dec 2019 • Family
We were disappointed by our visit to the bird park. It is run down, untidy and unkempt. Most of the enclosures are unmarked and leaves one wondering the breed of the bird. The grounds are overgrown and the cages are old and it was a waste of money and time.
Written 17 December 2019
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Michaela C
26 contributions
Don’t waste your time or money
Oct 2019 • Family
Dont waste your time or money visiting this park, we got to the counter to be met by the man that owned it, there is no cafe as stated when we looked online, the train wasn’t working he told us he hadn’t bothered to get it out, we wanted to feed the eels only to be told there weren’t any, so three things that were meant to be there weren’t.
There were ALOT of parrots 🦜 some kept in terribly small cages which made me feel sick for even visiting this park. There were numerous birds that looked ill with missing feathers all over their chests - my 11 year old son was very distressed. The park was dirty and overgrown and needed a good water blast and gardener to clean it all up.
There were also some very unfriendly geese which meant we couldn’t walk all over the park. We left within an hour vowing to NEVER return.
Written 13 October 2019
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Pip111
Wellington, New Zealand32 contributions
No highlights, just sadness and disgust.
Mar 2019 • Family
The children (9 and 3) enjoyed their visit, as anything with animals always delights. HOWEVER, the adults were horrified. The place stank of animal poo. The exotic birds were caged in such a miserable environment - only a bare branch to perch on if they were lucky. No greenery, no stimulation - nothing! The place was just so depressing - soulless and desolate. We were very tempted to report it to the SPCA. Still might. They should visit the Bulls Wool Heritage Park in Karangahake for a lesson on how it should be done.
Written 18 April 2019
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