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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

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Address: 25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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+64 7-873 7391
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Since 1971 the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park has been helping...

Since 1971 the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park has been helping to save New Zealand`s national icon, the Kiwi bird. The Kiwi House is a not-for-profit organisation; all proceeds help support conservation projects. We guarantee that visitors will always see Kiwi, plus the largest private collection of native birds and reptiles in NZ.We are just 15 minutes from the world famous Waitomo Caves and 2.5 hours south of Auckland.

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Full-Day Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Tour from Auckland including Lunch
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You might see a kiwi, but it isn't easy

Wanting to see a kiwi, we chose this attraction because it was less expensive than others. I would suggest getting a coupon for 2 for one entry from an attractions book. Go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
laxjunkies
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Calgary, AB

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Windsor, Canada
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very expensive for what you get to see. Not well kept, dirty and run down. I was expecting something more and got less.

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Calgary, AB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanting to see a kiwi, we chose this attraction because it was less expensive than others. I would suggest getting a coupon for 2 for one entry from an attractions book. Go there for the 1:30 feeding. Then there is a chance to see a kiwi. They are in exhibits that are very dark to reflect their nocturnal habits, so... More 

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Te Awamutu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a bit later in the day when I had a quick stop at the kiwi house and was so surprised how wonderful the place was and our guide who took us around the park was knowledgeable and showed us things we may not have seen if we had gone around on our own congratulations to the staff and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice park and a nice stroll through. The kiwis are all behind glass in dark rooms since that is their natural habitat, but if you come at feeding time which happens 3 times a day, you are guaranteed to get a look at at least one. There are a lot of other native birds to new zealand... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here late afternoon Dec 29, 2016 as family of 4(son 14, daughter 20), mostly cloudy day. Highlight was seeing Kiwi being fed in low light enclosure as it picked and clawed at caretaker ... were 1-2 other Kiwi enclosures but both were in their nests. Nice native vegetation in the park, and walkway ... family enjoyed seeing native ducks,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and some friends visited on a whim and were very pleased with this little gem! The staff were very friendly and helpful, and compared to many other tourist attractions the entry fee was quite reasonable. There were many adorable native birds that seemed very well cared for as well as lizards. The keas and the kiwi are the best!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We realised early on in our tour of N.Z that we were extremely unlikely to see a Kiwi in the wild, but felt we couldn't come home without seeing one. This little bird park answered our wishes. It is well laid out and has several other birds indigenous to N.Z The information given was excellent and it was a delight... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This native bird park surpassed expectations. Small town wildlife parks can be a bit dismal but on the basis of recommendations made by a number of locals, we gave this a go. So pleased we did because as lovers of birds but knowing little about those of NZ, this park was excellent. Not only did we see a gorgeous large... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very neat and tidy set up. Animals well cared for. Highlight of the trip was watching the Kiwi chicks being fed!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I was born and grew up in hamilton and visited here many times as a child. Just visited here and it is still as great as it was when I was a child. The entry fee is cheap compared to other tourist operators in the Waikato and they are actually using the money for good rather than their own financial... More 

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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting with us. I'm so pleased to hear this last visit matched up to your childhood memories! If you're interested in seeing some of the behind the scenes work we do, you may enjoy some of our photo stories and videos on our FaceBook page and Youtube channel. Hope to see you again in the future! More 

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