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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

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Address: 25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-873 7391
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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We spent a couple of hours walking around and we had a great time. Definitely more than Kiwi's here, lots of native birds and some tuatara's (reptiles). We managed to see one of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louise R
Napier, New Zealand

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kiwi's are kept in a dark enclosure, but it was nice to see them as well as other birds. There are signs telling you what kind of birds they are, which is good. Definitely take a look when you come to NZ.

Thank travelbug506
Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Opportunity to see live, active kiwis in a nocturnal environment. There are also enclosures for viewing ducks and waterfowl plus aviaries containing many species of native birds. Not necessarily a must see, but certainly worth the stop if you are anywhere nearby.

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Napier, New Zealand
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129 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours walking around and we had a great time. Definitely more than Kiwi's here, lots of native birds and some tuatara's (reptiles). We managed to see one of the kiwi's, the other 2 were either in their burrow or hiding somewhere. The setting was really nice, ponds and a really nice aviary and lots of... More 

Thank Louise R
Telluride, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They did have 3 kiwi's only one of which was awake and about. Getting to see a kiwi was awesome! The place has lots of signs around the area making it easy to find off the road. The real let down to this place is the price. I appreciate there were more birds and wildlife than just Kiwis but nearly... More 

Thank skisup
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must if you are in Otorohanga. It is best to get there before before or around 10am so you can see the kiwi being fed. There is a short talk before which is interesting. You can also watch other birds being fed and have the opportunity to ask questions. The price is very reasonable to get in... More 

Thank Vanessa P
Edinburg, Texas
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is more than just visiting the Kiwi House for their feeding. There are many birds located here, an enclosed aviary. Some reptiles, fish. Nice nature area.

Thank lorib91
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This was probably the best thing i saw in New Zealand. We happened to show up right before the 3pm daily kiwi worm feeding and lecture. I just fell in love with the feisty little critter that i now believe is my spirit animal. I also loved all the other birds and some of the reptiles. Im still blown away... More 

Thank Xylaphlox
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Other then that we really wanted to see a kiwi bird, this place does not offer much. It's close to other attractions like the glow worm caves, so a combined visit will be fine. We spend about an hour or so here. The kiwi birds are in a dark confinement so, be aware it can be hard to see them... More 

Thank valerieOhio
Otorohanga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

if you like birds this is the place to go you'll be pleasantly surprised good us close experiance watch the kiwis being fed without disturbance

Thank mphussey
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had a lovely viewing of a Kiwi foraging in it's cage (but must be a little disappointing if you trun up and the Kiwi is hiding away somewhere). But the bird park is nice enough. Well worth a visit.

Thank Colin M

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