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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

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25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 7391
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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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25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 7391

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped there on our way between Waitomo and Hobbiton. We were a little but disappointed at first because we couldnt see any kiwi, which was the bird we were mainly interested on. But after a second try, we could spot one, and we were...More

Thank LauraOlivella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here whilst passing through Otorohanga. The site is laid out well so you can walk through all the enclosures and see a huge variety of native New Zealand birds. There are 3 kiwi enclosures which are dark during the day. Unfortunately we did not...More

Thank IainR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were thrilled to see active kiwis in their nocturnal habitat, particularly as we knew they sleep most of the day and are only active a few hours. The keeper talks were very informative and we also enjoyed Patrick and his eels, as well as...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the Kiwi House and the big aviary, and all of the other wonderful interactive spaces for birds like kereru, kakariki and also different kinds of ducklings and plovers that we'd never seen before. I loved learning a lot more about our native birds...More

Thank KGAuckland
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Everything is branded Kiwi, and of course, that’s what we are all here for. But there is so much more to the Kiwi House. It’s got many of the major birds of New Zealand, and it’s a great introduction to get close up and personal...More

Thank DadaGee
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the kiwi house. I loved the kiwis while my husband liked the Tuatara lizard. Reasonable prices. Highly recommended

Thank NickyAkers
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We loved the kea and kaka, they were very entertaining. Unfortunately the Kiwi did not cooperate and we didn't get to see them but despite this we thoroughly enjoyed the other exhibits. The layout was well done, it was an easy stroll for young and...More

Thank Tasi
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Educational great exhibits and informative staff Got to see native birds focus on the animals not commercial rides. Focus on conservation and breeding Would not have missed it worth the three hour drive

Thank Astrobrandycoco
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

A great side trip for us on the way to the Waitimo caves. Although the kiwi were hiding we got to see them in infrared video and really enjoyed the walk around the rest of the park. Lots of different birds to see and the...More

Thank eztraveller2
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Front Office Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the park and leaving us a review. WE are glad to here that you got to see some of our native birds in the park, including the nz falcon, morepork, kereru just to name a few, we are glad to here...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to see a Kiwi this is the place!!! Staff were fantastic and very friendly. Even though it rained the day we visited it didn't impact on seeing all the different birds

Thank Janine S
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Front Office Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our park and leaving us a review. We are glad you enjoyed you're visit despite the rain, its good to here you got to see the kiwi ( kiwi talks 10.30, 1.30, 3.30) We hope to see you again

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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