We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Up close with the animals

This is a great place to take families to and experience the animals. Lorikeets landing on you... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Mark H
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
An enjoyable few hours with Family at a well kept and interesting Bird and Animal Park.

We went as a Family which included all age groups and we all found the Park very interesting. The... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Read all 71 reviews
All photos (73)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“animal park”(7 reviews)
“fun park”(2 reviews)
“animal lovers”(2 reviews)
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...more
365 Mill Creek Road, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0166
Reviews (71)
Filter reviews
70 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsanimal parkfun parkanimal lovershand feedingfew hoursnew zealandgayepigsducksplaygroundreptileslorikeetsbunnysanctuaryfeathershostscoromandel
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 70 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is a great place to take families to and experience the animals. Lorikeets landing on you, hand feeding the animals, experience the eels. A great place for young and old alike - take a picnic and make a day of it! Great value for...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We went as a Family which included all age groups and we all found the Park very interesting. The amount of work carried out by the lovely Owners, Gaye and Fred is quite amazing. As well as the vast number of birds plus the animals,...More

1  Thank Carole-Auckland
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Family visit with Grandparents, uncle, niece and nephew. Owners are lovely and it was informative. Nice place to spend a couple of hours. Would visit again.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 7 December 2017

My partner and I stopped in here during our weekend in Whitianga and as two grown adults we had an absolute blast. We must have weaseled in during a quiet time as we were completely undisturbed throughout the visit. We took our time through the...More

Thank Arterially
Gaye B, Owner at Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank for the great review. Glad you enjoyed yourself. The park is as much for adults as for kids!

Reviewed 16 November 2017

We stayed two nights. We received very clear directions on how to locate our cabin since we were arriving at night. The cabin was clean and located nearby all the common amenities - laundry, kitchen, and shared bathroom. The showers were hot, which is great...More

1  Thank songlines
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Quiet, friendly, affordable and with decent facilities. An animal lovers paradise too. The cabins are quite nice and tidy and there are plenty of roaming animals that give the place a relaxed feel.

Thank Nathan D
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

As backpackers that both love being in the presence of animals, we absolutely loved it here!! It's such a lovely little campsite surrounded by heaps of animals that look greatly looked after. Hosts are very kind people! I would recommend this place to everyone who...More

Thank Esmée d
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We happened upon this park during our visit to Coromandel for school holidays and what a find! Great admission prices, lots of birds and animals to see and experience and some playground areas for children. The highlight for our son being the reptiles - Lizards...More

Thank CurliWinks
Reviewed 28 March 2017

we camped here and had such good time loved all the animals and staff lovely we had good time. kids were amuzed all day

Thank robyntat
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Really fun park with lot and lots of animals to see. Though it does feel like it needs a bit of a renovation for both the animals and the tourists.

Thank ReviewBarracuda
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines