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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

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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...more
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25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 7391
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely peaceful tranquil place to visit. We really enjoyed seeing the Kiwi's. It is well worth visiting in time for the Kiwi's feeding times (1.30pm and 3.30pm) the lady who fed them was extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we...More

4  Thank ames_1239
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2015

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. If you enjoyed meeting the kiwi, you might be interested in checking out some videos of our quirky characters on our Facebook page. We hope you'll visit us again in the future!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 March 2014

I have to say I was very disappointed with this visit. I suppose I had higher expectations because of the title of 'Kiwi House'. I only saw one Kiwi there and while I appreciate that they are nocturnal creatures feel there should have been more...More

4  Thank kazzie4
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Reviewed yesterday

I at last saw my first Kiwi here! Only one and a bit dark but none the less I saw one! Very well maintained and interesting bird park, well worth a few hours.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As bit of a wildlife geek I really enjoyed this cute little park. They have kea and kaka parrots (they put on a talk about both species) as well as other threatened NZ endemics like rare ducks, owls and falcon. But the real attraction is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Kiwi house is a nice park with a lots of birds and reptiles. I liked the huge aviary at the end... But some cages/ aviaries are really small, so the birds can barely fly... and are kept separate there... I‘m absolutely no expert and...More

Thank juliaedita
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the kiwis during two different stops in the nocturnal house, one during a feeding and another on our own. The other birds were a treat to see. The kea were in rare form during our visit; the female gave us quite a screeching...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here and saw 3 kiwis, they were behind glass and in the dark but none the less, we saw them. We had a talk about the kiwis and we also walked around the park and saw lots of ducks mainly but got chased...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No kiwis, except on web cam, and an assortment of ducks, sparrows and pigeons. Self guided tour. One woman asked if we wanted to watch her feeding eels, but we declined.More

Thank Sally F
Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by, and taking the time to comment - we're sorry you didn't enjoy your trip around the park. We'd love to hear more from you about your experience here, and see what we can do to make it right for you -...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

We were really wanting to see a kiwi during our NZ visit and thought this might be our best chance. Sadly, no. They were sleeping during our visit. But we enjoyed the other birds, including a very friendly pukeko and wood pigeon. A nice place...More

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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for coming to see us, and for taking the time to share your experience! We're sorry you didn't get to see the kiwi - we try to keep the critters in as natural environment as possible, and that means that sometimes their schedule does...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We were driven here by my friend. We were staying in Hamilton, so the drive is about 40 minutes out of Hamilton. The park costs $24pp. Its a large bird sanctuary but has a few geko's. We actually saw a large brown kiwi. So if...More

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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to come and see us, and for sharing your experience. It's a great time of year for seeing the baby critters - as well as the ducklings, we're starting to get some kakariki chicks, and hoping for kiwi and kea...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is a small compound of a few Kiwi birds inside of a dark, glass enclosure - to keep them comfortable - and many colorful birds to see outside. You'll be disappointed if you expect to see the kiwi up close; that's not likely to...More

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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks so much for coming to see us and share your thoughts - we're thrilled that you enjoyed it! We do have some very friendly birds here in the park - as well as the kakariki in the Barry Rowe Aviary (daily feedings at 12...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Desperate for some animals to take the edge off a disappointing day, we slipped into this attraction to discover a grandmother and grandson requesting a refund. This should have tipped us off. The sad and neglected venue houses mostly ducks of various kinds, a few...More

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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to visit us, I'm sorry you feel disappointed with your experience here. It's surprising that you were only able to see ducks and a few parrots - we have a wide array of native birds on display through the park,...More

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4 May 2017|
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Response from Otorohanga Kiwi H | 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