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Kiwi Birdlife Park

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Address: Brecon St, Queenstown, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 8059
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Enjoy the sight and sounds of New Zealand's wildlife and bush in our 5 acre...

Enjoy the sight and sounds of New Zealand's wildlife and bush in our 5 acre breeding sanctuary. See real kiwi and over twenty other native birds and reptiles, including the Tuatara. Experience conservation in action.

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First time seeing a kiwi!!

We enjoyed the Kiwi park after hiking the tiki trail and riding the gondola down the mountain. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable - this was the first time for us to see a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the Kiwi park after hiking the tiki trail and riding the gondola down the mountain. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable - this was the first time for us to see a kiwi and they are so sweet!! We also enjoyed the live show - very informative! Thanks for a great visit.

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Kakanui, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second visit. The first, 5 years ago was good and affordable. This time over $100 for a family of four. The audio tour was OK for adults but not entertaining for the kids (mine are 7 & 4) and a walk around the park only takes about 30mins. The conservation show was good with birds in light... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon the Kiwi Birdlife Park on our way to the Skyline gondola and decided to check it out. We arrived just in time for a very upclose and personal introduction to New Zealand birdlife, provided by the staff at the park. This entertaining 15-20 minute show featured various birds with flight demonstrations and gave visitors a close up... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unless it's very good you won't see much of the kiwis. The are nocturnal and their enclosure is kept very dark. This is a very expensive admission for not a. whole lot to see.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, the first thing many reviews mention is the cost. But I walked away feeling my money was well spent. Not only is this a nice aviary zoo, but the money goes to the conservation and protection of some very rare bird species. It's an admission fee and a charitable donation all in one. I spent a little over 2... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love birds so this was a great place for me to visit. It was incredibly exciting to see a kiwi up close. The staff were brilliant and the conservation show was both informative and fun. It is pricey but we didn't mind because the money is used for native bird conservation. A lovely oasis amongst the crazy touristy busy-ness... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very pricey, but the entry fees do go towards the kiwi project. We were able to spend sometime (in the dark) with 3 active 3month old kiwis which were great to watch, and you did get the feeling of standing in a darkened wood with them!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely great, one off experience and a real high to end a four week trip to New Zealand. The Kiwi's are fed in the dark and you have to move away from the window to sit on the benches at the back at feeding time. Get a seat on the bench in good time as it gets to be a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

$50 per adult, only purpose to see a live kiwi. But very dark in the house and can only see 1 or 2 kiwi, seeing a postcard is much clear. NOT worth.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with wife and 2 young girls - 4 and 6. We bought audio guides. We met many of the native birds that aren't able to fly and thus are close to extinction including the Kiwi and Kea. Kiwi is a nocturnal animal (they had some in a dark room, with a red light to aid our being able to... More 

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