The Parrot Place, Kerikeri

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Wildlife Area
Get up close and personal with approximately 300 colorful birds at The Parrot Place, a zoo and breeding center. Stroll through the lush subtropical gardens as brightly plumed parrots frolic around you, or enter the large walk-in aviaries where the friendly birds will happily perch on an arm or a head. The center's knowledgeable hosts will tell you all about their many varieties and species from around the world, including the native New Zealand kākāriki. A large play area keeps children entertained while you relax in the picnic area, perhaps with an ice cream from the onsite shop. Plan to see The Parrot Place and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kerikeri vacation builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • I'm not a zoo person, avoid them as they make me sad... so was unsure about the Parrot Place. I really enjoyed it! Having the opportunity to hold them, have them fly around you in open cage areas and ...  more »
  • A detour to the parrot place was worth it. we where there early and had a great time holding the parrots. The Macaw was cheeky and eldest daughter loved holding her.  more »
  • I didn't realise how big some of the birds were - that was pretty amazing. It was a neat opportunity to get up close to these beautiful creatures where you normally couldn't. The kids were intrigued, ...  more »
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  • This was an amazing experience for my daughter. The guy in charge was so patient with her as it took some time to build up the courage to let one of the bird's sit on her arm. I have been to KeriKeri many times before, so this was the first time I had actually been in the Parrot Place myself. Thoroughly recommended and a memory my daughter will never forget.
  • When you arrive it feels like you're just going to look at someone's back garden collection of aviaries, and it is like that to a degree, but it's a pretty good collection of very handsome bird, and once you're inside the large cages and birds are landing on your arms and shoulders and eating nuts and seeds from you (available when you arrive) it suddenly changes from sort of an odd place to a really fun place. Great if you have kids or like birds. Also has a nice little playground inside where parents can sit while the kids play.
  • Friendly staff, friendly birds. All of the birds here look happy and healthy and you can see that this place cares about the birds. They've got educational signs about all of their birds, so if you aren't the avid bird expert quite yet, you can be. If you go there and love the birds that much, you can also buy birds here. I myself have bought a beautiful budgie for a quite low price. They sell cages, an abundance of bird toys and bird feed as well. My favourite place here is at the front where you have hold many kinds of birds, from a cockatiel to and eclectus. Overall i would highly recommend this for a great day out.
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  • So much better than expected. It is a must stop and play spot