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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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Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House
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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
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+64 7-873 7391
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"kiwi house"
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"new zealand"
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"bird park"
in 31 reviews
"feeding times"
in 24 reviews
"waitomo caves"
in 24 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 9 reviews
"on display"
in 19 reviews
"different species"
in 11 reviews
"wood pigeon"
in 10 reviews
"nocturnal house"
in 11 reviews
"keeper talks"
in 6 reviews
"entry fee"
in 8 reviews
"eel feeding"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 6 reviews
"kea"
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"aviary"
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Reviewed yesterday

We were traveling down from Hamilton to the Waitomo area and stopped for a kiwi sighting. We were not disappointed! We truly enjoyed the small, but packed with animals, wildlife park. We were greeted kindly and asked if we wanted to participate in any of...More

Thank JennJ15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall experience was great, plenty of other Aotearoa local animal life to see. The kiwi was magnificent to have seen, quite a dark, enclosed area so you had to adjust to your night vision to actually see the kiwi, but a must if your...More

Thank Tirawhanau
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both my husband and I really wanted to see a kiwi bird so we came here and definitely got to see one, we missed the feeding, however saw the kiwi birds in the dark rooms. We also then enjoyed walking around the park seeing the...More

Thank xxallyx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kiwi's were fun to watch. Took some time for them to come out, so be patient. We also went to the kiwi feeding. We walked around the park - which was neat. Being from the states it's cool to see birds that are so...More

Thank brandasa
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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fantastic! The eels are a surprise attraction for a lot of folk, they don't expect them to be as interesting (and oddly cute, in an ET-ugly kind of way) as they are. And hand feeding them is more fun than it should be! Patience and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well presented range of some of New Zealand's bird's. Also some gecko and skink. We saw 2 kiwi and beautiful Wood PigeonsMore

Thank ian c
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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing your experience with us, and for taking the time to come through! We take pride in the range of New Zealand bird and reptile species we have on display, and love being able to show them off to everyone who comes through....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at the Kiwi House & Native Bird Park just as the weather started to clear. Right next to the entry was the first area where we might be able to see a Kiwi bird. As the bird is nocturnal, the room was pretty dark...More

Thank chatulita1
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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming to see us, and for sharing your experience - that's great that you were able to see a Kiwi before you left. The other birds are pretty neat, but Kiwi are the star attraction, for sure! It can be quite difficult to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My grandson had free entry and we had the place to ourselves... the staff were stars. Umbrellas offered the eel feeder waited for us and told us stories my little one was entranced. Huge fat eels. We missed the kiwi so Louise took us back...More

Thank Heather I
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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to come see us, and share your thoughts! The staff are all rapt that you and your grandson enjoyed yourselves so much - it's a real passion for them, and they love hearing about peoples experiences here in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy hour's walk around, lots of birds to see, even the Kiwi in night habitat. Chance to feed parrots from hand, lots of interesting birds one doesn't normally see. Go to the highstreet for a sandwich, coffee before heading on. A little expensive to...More

Thank juliebarrett1964
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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit us and post a review! We do have a wide array of native and introduced species here in the park, and some of them are quite hard to spot in the wild, like the Kea and...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We had some extra time during a trip to see the Waitomo Caves. We found this "Bird Zoo", oddly situated in a residential neighborhood, and spent an enjoyable 60-90 minutes here. The highlight was the Kiwi house. If you can, catch a kiwi feeding/talk/demo. I...More

Thank Leslie S
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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to come and see us, it's great that you enjoyed it! The kiwi are certainly unique little critters, and the keeper talks are the best time to see one - as they can be quite reclusive, as well as camouflaged,...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I love spending time doing things in nature with my 2 year old grandson! The kiwi house was just the right size with walkable trails and animals we could both enjoy. I highly recommend this destination locationMore

Thank Amy_Lisa_traveler
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Otorohanga Kiwi H, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks for your visit and thoughts! That's brilliant, we're so pleased that you and your grandson enjoyed your walk around the park - they're never too young to get them started on a love of nature and living things, and it's great that you found...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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