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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great kiwi viewing in its Nocturnal Houses and a gorgeous opportunity to see native birds in situ. Friendly, helpful staff involved in great conservation work!More

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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your view of the Kiwi House, it's much appreciated! Conservation is one of our major concerns here, and we're dedicated to preserving and increasing the stocks of our unique native species, from the kiwi to the kea. Everyone...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park boasts two Kiwi House. These are small, darkened spaces that stimulate the kiwis' nocturnal environment. You'll need to wait a little time both for your eyes to adjust but also to spot the funny waddling shapes in the gloom.More

Thank Jonathan W
Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to come see us and our kiwi! That's some very good advice - the kiwi are quite good at blending in with the background when they stay still, so taking the time to let your eyes adjust to the moonlight...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Went to Otorahonga to visit relatives. Decided to stop in at the kiwi house and bird park. Arrived at a feeding time for the eels. Thanks to the attendant who let each of us experience these awesome creatures first hand. Then feeding time in a...More

Thank Richard J
Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to come see us, and share your experience! The eels are amazing critters, and are real crowd pleasers. The opportunity to hand feed and even pat them is really fun, kids especially love getting hands-on with them. The kiwi are...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

A lovely small park, with the Kiwi experience up front near the reception desk it had a number of interesting walk through aviaries and the birds all looked well cared for. A little out of the way but this was compensated by the countryside.More

Thank Dave B
Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words - our park is small, but everyone here works hard to maintain both the grounds and the birds, so your comment is very much appreciated! The walk-through aviaries allow an unparalleled opportunity to observe some of the critters up...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived just in time for the kiwi talk and feed so we got to see both of the kiwi in the enclosure really clearly and the talk was very informative. We also got to see the kea and kaka being fed and the keeper...More

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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience here at the Kiwi House - we're so glad you enjoyed it! The keeper talks are the best time to see some of the critters - they take about 10 minutes, and our keeper staff are...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Apparently, if you buy a ticket you can return the next day for free. My girlfriend went around 2pm and didn't see any kiwis. We returned the next day around 9:30am and saw a couple kiwis. Moral of the story: to see kiwis go in...More

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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to pop in and see us! The kiwi have a variable activity period, but the feeding times/keeper talks are the best time to see them. They are often fossicking about during the day, but the promise of food tends to...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

A really fun activity to see Kiwi and learn about the incredible native bird life in New Zealand. We were also there at the time they feed the Kiwis which was a really cool experience. Really fun morning for me!More

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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience here at the Kiwi House! While the kiwi are the stars of the show (and a couple of them seem to know it!), there is such a wealth of native birds to see, and being able...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Main purpose of our visit was to see the national bird and it did not disappoint. Saw two Kiwi's in the nocturnal area. Well worth the visit.More

Thank Matthew F
Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

We're so glad that you were able to see our national bird - the kiwi are amazing beasties, and a lot of New Zealanders haven't had the chance to seem them, either in the wild or in captivity. We're very active in the various kiwi...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop outside of Auckland, on day 2 of our 14 day road trip. One goal of the trip was to see a kiwi bird, and we were delighted to see four of them here! Kiwi are nocturnal, so they are kept...More

Thank Kara M
Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

That's fantastic that you were able to tick off a goal so early in your trip! The kiwi can be quite active in what they think is their night-time, and quite often spend time at the front of the enclosures foraging in the leaf litter...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We had come to Waitomo to see the glow worm caves but couldn’t wait until the next free time slot as we were driving to Auckland so randomly stopped at the kiwi house to entertain the children. It was great to learn about New Zealand’s...More

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

The Caves loss is our gain - thanks for taking the time to stop in and enjoy what we have to offer! The Keepers here are very passionate about both conservation and education - they do daily talks on the critters in the park and...More

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mukson
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
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