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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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Only way to see a Kiwi

When in New Zealand you must see a kiwi. They have a good setup here and doing some wonderful conservation. Shame they do. Not get any money from the government to help them... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place tries very hard to be a great experience but overall I feel it's overpriced. Certainly a great way to spend 45 minutes. The place is small and close to the skyline base station. The kiwis are in the dark and you can't film or photograph them.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When in New Zealand you must see a kiwi. They have a good setup here and doing some wonderful conservation. Shame they do. Not get any money from the government to help them, after all the kiwi is their national bird. The kiwi house is completely blacked out, but once your eyes accustom themselves then you can start to see... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on a fantastic private tour and then stayed for the conservation show. The tour was awesome and the show was great. We really enjoyed our time here. Sophie, the keeper who acted as our tour guide, was highly informative and the tour was very fun. I definitely recommend it to bird nerds and animals lovers and anyone remotely... More 

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Thank Christine R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The attendants were all quite knowledgeable and clearly had a passion for the work they were doing. They seemed happy to share the birds and info about them but at the same time maintained good respect for the animals. The Bird talk is a must!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the park a couple of times and we really enjoyed it. The bird show was very entertaining and informative. We managed to see a few kiwi birds walking around in their confinement. The room was pretty dark so you need to allow a few minutes for your eyes to adjust. You also need to be very quiet otherwise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the Kiwi Birdlife Park. Once your eyes adjust to the darkness in the Kiwi house it's great fun watching them forage around in the undergrowth, and the talk given during the Kiwi feeding even told this New Zealander a few things I didn't already know! The conservation show was awesome with a variety of different... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the kiwi birdlife park in order to see a live kiwi while in NZ. They had a great bird show with a very enthusiastic presenter. The we went to see the feeding of the kiwis. They had a male and a female and we were surprised that they were much bigger than we expected. The park is a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only way to see a live Kiwi, because they are nocturnal, is to visit a bird park. We enjoyed watching the little fellow walking around pecking for food in a large glass encloser with red lights. A presentation was given by a staff member about the food the Kiwi eats and how it survives in the wild.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't realize that Kiwi were nocturnal. So they've got them in these enclosures to artificially simulate night time so the birds will be "out and about" and we can see them. But it's really dark in there and really hard to see the birds. The rest of the park was below average for other aviaries that I've visited.

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Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Before visiting New Zealand, I believed it was possible to see kiwis just like any other animal in nature, I did not know they are so rare. After a few days in NZ, I realized that the only way to see them was to look for Kiwi houses (or to go to Stewart island, but unfortunately we had not enough... More 

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