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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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Full-Day Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Tour from Auckland including Lunch
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Perhaps a little pricey however the money is going to help protect our native birds so don't let that put you off. We got to see a couple of kiwis and a lot of native birds it... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2016
Auckland Region, New Zealand

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This place is is a bit old school, with smallish enclosures. My view on these types of places is that they exist for conservation and education. This is where this park misses the boat. My young nephew and I went here, and were there for the kiwi feeding. An employee told us about the kiwi we were seeing but gave... More 

Thank Toroa
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Great place. Kids got to see a Kiwi up close for the first time. Nice walk around. Would recommend to families with young kids

Thank Michael S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Perhaps a little pricey however the money is going to help protect our native birds so don't let that put you off. We got to see a couple of kiwis and a lot of native birds it is a really spacious park and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank KentandJess
Matamata, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I found this a very expensive place to go to. You see a Kiwi being feed (if you are there at the right time) the other Kiwi are not anywhere to be seen. If I had come from a visiting country I would have been disappointed with what there was. There are several New Zealand birds that are not seen... More 

Thank Jan H
Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We went mainly to see the kiwis at feeding time and it didn't disappoint. We went into the nocturnal area a little earlier than the feeding time and got accustomed to the dim lighting. The kiwi bird was right near the window so we got to see her up very close. Beautiful fluffy bird. The habitat it lives in in... More 

Thank Kerry K
New Zealand
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63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Havent been able to spot kiwis in any other place. This has atleast 2 birds, so we were lucky enough to see one sitting and the other one running around a lot. So definitely ticked the checklist for seeing a kiwi the staff are super cool here. I did tell them i just wanted to see a kiwi, and they... More 

1 Thank l00neystar
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This wasn't originally on our itinerary, but a local recommended that we visit. We're very glad that we did! It's one of the few ways that you can be guaranteed of seeing a kiwi. That alone makes the visit worthwhile.

1 Thank 21stCenturyExplorers
Boston MA
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

There have been a few negative reviews of this venue, and I think that's mostly because of what people expect. If you're looking for a squeaky-clean Disney-type experience, this probably isn't for your. But if you want an opportunity to see Kiwis and other birds in as close to their natural habitat as you can without camping out in the... More 

1 Thank larry5b6
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

It is almost impossible to see kiwi birds in the wild so this sanctuary is the best place to see them. We saw several different ones during our brief walk through the grounds. This stop is recommended for anyone wanting to see kiwis in as natural a habitat as possible.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is a lovely park to visit. The feeding times of kiwi, Atu, are a real highlight. She is a very special and entertaining bird. I am sorry I missed the feeding of the tuatara and blue ducks earlier in the day. Whether you have many hours or just one or two to spend at this park, I would still... More 

1 Thank Philippa H

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