Katikati Bird Gardens, Katikati

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Admire the beautiful creatures at Katikati Bird Gardens, a large park and bird sanctuary set in peaceful surroundings. Wander among the lily ponds, wetlands, mature trees, and secret paths to see a variety of native birds like chooks and peacocks. If you would rather rest your feet, opt for a golf cart tour instead, or relax in the cafe that serves coffee and lunch food. A romantic cottage provides onsite accommodations. With our world travel planner, Katikati attractions like Katikati Bird Gardens can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We visit the Bird Garden now for approximately five years as family. Still love to prepare a little picnic basket and drive there to see what's new. Junior loves to feed the many different types of bi...  more »
  • This is an excellent place for kids. Plenty of birds and a decent walk around the grounds. You can buy food for the birds just dont let the kids throw it all straight away. The cafe is quite good alth...  more »
  • Beautiful garden with very friendly birds. Great for a stroll then a bite to eat or coffee afterwards.  more »
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  • Awesome lovely place lots of birds and plants walkways were.great. enjoyable day jist wondering around been here twice now and we enjoyed it both times. The children enjoyed the open space and feeding the birds.
  • Awesome place. Beautiful scenery and tranquil gardens. Absolutely stunning walks. many different types of birds that don't mind interacting with humans (my favorite are the doves and peacocks) :) Great place to bring kids. The food is amazing although the food arrival takes a while. The smell is amazing and the staff are extremely kind. You also get a bag of seeds or corn to feed the birds. I can't remember the price but I think it's somewhere from $1.00 - $2.50. peaceful and quiet for a good few hours.
  • A fun place to visit. Our family visited years ago, and as adults, wanted to relive the experience. The wandering birds made each garden area a delight. The paths and gardens were well maintained, and the cafe food well priced and fresh.
  • A lovely garden drenched in toe-jam that's been excreted by a motley crew of domesticated feathered friends. Wipe your shoes well before you climb back in your car. Not a safe place for toddlers and young kids who can't swim. Dirty ponds everywhere--so be vigilant with children. You are welcome to feed the chickens, ducks and geese and they will follow you begging for more.
  • This is a good place to go for a peaceful ramble. Large gardens in a peaceful setting. If you choose to go be aware that shoes need to be worn that are easy clean as there are many bird droppings. While it is potentially wheelchair accessible the path is severely pitted in some places, the paths are overgrown in a couple of places too and there are some steep rises so the pusher needs to be pretty fit. The other outcome we didn't expect was of course the wheelchair wheels became quite coated in bird droppings. If you take small children think twice about accepting the small bag of bird feed as the birds are very keen to get it, following you around when they see the bag and perching on one's head, shoulders, arms etc to peck and squabble competitively for the feed...a little daunting for some adults. My advice? Go if you want a nice peaceful walk to view numerous breeds of duck, parrot, hens and other fowl. Wear old shoes and refuse the bag of feed!
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