Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, Ngongotaha

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Wildlife Area
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. Put Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre into our Rotorua vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rotorua.
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  • A great place to visit and wonder at the wildlife we have in NZ. This place is truly a must see when in Rotorua . You wont be disappointed  more »
  • I did enjoy the experience very much but rated it a 3 in terms of things to do. It is a great value and defintely worth the $25. There is a nice but small musuem about the history of falcons in variou...  more »
  • Here you can get up close with the birds at the regular shows , the daily shows with great handlers make for an excellent value show, cafe  more »
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  • Wingspan is an absolute delight for anyone who has an interest in animals or conservation. The live demonstration was wonderful - the staff are passionate and knowledgeable and I found myself totally engaged watching these amazing birds do their thing. Spend an afternoon here, and you'll find yourself pointing out birds of prey everywhere you go in New Zealand. Truly beautiful animals, great people - I loved this place.
  • I've been to a lot of bird rescues and Wingspan is up there with the very best. Their location is pastoral and beautiful, their falcon show is the best I've ever seen, and their trainers are down-to-earth, extremely friendly, super smart and very dedicated. The birds themselves are charmers and very visible, with opportunities for more up-close encounters. Visiting Wingspan was the absolute highlight of our NZ trip.
  • Fantastic place for seeing falcons and moreporks. 2pm flying training offers hands-feeding opportunity. Great place for bird lovers!
  • Don't miss the bird show, it tell you a lot about this birds, you may also have a chance to hand feed these majestic birds. They work hard to protect and rescue the bird of prey in NZ, worth supporting and learning how they are doing it
  • An amazing interactive experience seeing the birds of prey close up and personal, they fly so close above you, the staff put on a good show and all donations go to protecting these amazing birds.