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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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US$ 293.53*
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Full-Day Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Tour from Auckland including Lunch
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Enjoyed our visit to the Kiwi House today. We did get to see two Kiwis, had to be patient and wait for them to come out. The staff were so friendly and went out of their way to talk to us about the sanctuary. Can...More

Thank Lmvrlv
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the park and leaving us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and you managed to see the kiwi up close. The Spur-winged plover that followed you around has been hand-reared and named "Thor." He loves the company of...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

We are so glad we stopped by the Kiwi House at kiwi feeding time. Not only did we see the famous little birds up close but we also learnt so much about them. Our guide, Sally, was a mine of information, patiently answering our many...More

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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the park and leaving us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and managed to catch one of our keeper talks about kiwi (daily at 10.30am, 1.30pm, and 3.30pm). Sally is one of our passionate keeping staff...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Was a great spot to visit with a picnic and the children. Look forward to visiting again soon. Toilets available Affordable and lovely gift shopMore

Thank NZSunchaser
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the park and leaving a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and managed to have a lovely picnic with the children. Great to also hear your thought the souvenirs were affordable too. We'll look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Well there are a lot of birds and interesting other fauna. It's the only hope of seeing a kiwi for most of us and the idea of reversing their day/night so they are eagerly foraging about their enclosure is inspirational. I was surprised to see...More

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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the park and leaving us a review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our first nocturnal house was built in 1971 and our team today are amazed at the ingenuity and 'know how' of the Kiwi House...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

We visited late on a cold day. The facilities are modern and staff were out and about tending to the birds. Only one kiwi was active but we saw all the others. Most entertaining was the kea squawking for a treat, then squawcking even louder...More

Thank Chris F
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the park and leaving us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and seeing the kiwi. The kea are gorgeous to see up close and their antics are hilarious to watch, especially at the 11.00 am keeper talk every...More

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mukson
3 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
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