Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, Ngongotaha

4.6
#8 of 22 in Wildlife in Rotorua
Take an up-close look at birds of prey at Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, the first and only site of its kind in New Zealand. Stop by the center's museum to discover the history of falconry and learn the important role the karearea falcon plays in the native Maori culture. Take a peek into the incubation room to see newly hatched chicks, and then enter the main aviary, featuring threatened New Zealand falcons, hawks, and owls. Afterwards you can attend the daily falconry show and see the birds in full flight. Book a guided tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the breeding, research, and display facilities. See Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre and all Rotorua has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rotorua planner.
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Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre Reviews

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  • If you have ever wanted to have a bird of prey land on your hand, then this is the place to go. You need to book, as they only take around 10 or so people at each encounter. And I recommend going...  more »
  • Our family of four came to Rotorua for an adventure weekend and Wingspan was our first stop. Very hospitable and informative - loved seeing the birds up close and hearing about Wingspan’s...  more »
  • Had the most amazing morning out with my partner where we learned so much during the informative and entertaining free-flight show (which is part of keeping the birds fit and getting them ready for...  more »
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  • It is a wonderful centre for birds of prey. The visit and talks are in your face with the interaction of these birds, if it is raining they have indoors facility. Will I visit again, certainly in the near future. The backdrop area of the bird display give you a beautiful feeling of protection. Thanks for the correction address.The new Wingspan address is 1334 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua, we look forward to seeing you again!
  • Amazing conservation talk and training session with Siren and Shadow, two NZ Falcons. Really amazing work the Wingspan team are doing to help and rehabilitate falcons and owls in the region.
  • Debby and Hyde were excellent hosts. I love being part of Wingspan and supporting them
  • A great place not far out of town, lots of information and the staff are friendly. The birds are a great sight - the NZ falcon display is great and worth seeing.
  • Had a lovely time helping planting trees & shrubs

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