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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

#1 of 7 things to do in Otorohanga Features Animals
25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 7391
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US$303.37*
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Full-Day Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Tour from Auckland including Lunch
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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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“native birds” (61 reviews)
“kiwi feeding” (37 reviews)
“new zealand” (53 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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+64 7-873 7391

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was a great spot to visit with a picnic and the children. Look forward to visiting again soon. Toilets available Affordable and lovely gift shop

Thank NZSunchaser
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well there are a lot of birds and interesting other fauna. It's the only hope of seeing a kiwi for most of us and the idea of reversing their day/night so they are eagerly foraging about their enclosure is inspirational. I was surprised to see...More

Thank R0062
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited late on a cold day. The facilities are modern and staff were out and about tending to the birds. Only one kiwi was active but we saw all the others. Most entertaining was the kea squawking for a treat, then squawcking even louder...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to get a particularly good view of these nocturnal creatures. A lot of the animals were in hiding as it was a cold day. This is a pleasant little place and the entry fees were not unreasonable but don't expect to get a great...More

Thank Broadsabroad2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We highly recommend this experience for all ages and physical abilities. It is beautifully set out and very informative .

Thank petf1c
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Front Office Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our park and leaving a review, we are glad you enjoyed you're visit and hope to see you again in the future

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether here for an hour or more, it is well worth the trip. Haven't seen the kiwi up close anywhere else. We came right at feeding time. Animal minders were very knowledgeable. Reception staff were very friendly.More

Thank xtne
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Front Office Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our park and leaving a review. we are glad you enjoyed you're visit. its good to hear you made one of our kiwi talks 10.30, 1.30, 3.30 with all the keepers knowledge. we hope we will see you again in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a lovely place to head for a few relaxed hours - particularly check out the eel feeding! Wonderful staff who are very happy to talk about any of the animals or birds hereMore

Thank bethinbritain
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Front Office Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the park and leaving a review. We are glad you made the eel feeding at 2.30 and hope they were all well behaved, All the staff have a passion for the animals and are very happy to shear there experiences and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a sign as we were motoring toward the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and decided to pull off and learn about the infamous Kiwi bird. The preserve is kind of a simple place but very enjoyable for an hour or so. We were actually...More

Thank Scott E
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Front Office Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our park, and good to see the signs around are doing the trick. we are glad you enjoyed the kiwis and hope you managed to make one of our kiwi talks, 10.30, 1.30, 3.30. we hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable few hours at the Kiwi House. It was a school trip for no2 son, lots of native birds to see up close. Saw a Kiwi, had a really good time.

Thank Matt C
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Front Office Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting on you're sons school trip. we are glad you enjoyed the walk through the park and hope to see you back in the near future.

Reviewed 31 May 2017

We visited as we where passing through to Waitomo. It is very interesting and yuou do get to see a couple of Kiwi's but no photo's which I find annoying. But they are the rules so you must obey. I found the $24 entrance fee...More

Thank 792Carol_H
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mukson
4 May 2017|
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Response from Otorohanga Kiwi... a | Property representative |
Hi there! We suggest you allow at least 45 minutes to an hour to walk around the park and take in one or two of our daily keeper talks. The keepers talks are about: kiwi (10.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm), kea and kaka (11am... More
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