Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, Ngongotaha

4.7
#4 of 18 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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  • I have been wanting to see these birds every time I come to Rotorua, unfortunately, the signage for this place is appalling. The sign at the start of the road says 2km. Where is the sign for this plac...  more »
  • Take a look at a $20 banknote in your wallet. This actual bird is at Wingspan and you can discover her story. A short drive from Rotorua, Wingspan is relocating very soon just down the road in this gr...  more »
  • We visited today and I agree with previous reviews this place when it has relocated and reopened to the public is well worth a visit. Our young hostess was very good and we learned a lot about what th...  more »
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  • Wonderful nature spot. NZ native birds especially the karearea, NZ falcon. Watch a flying display. It is stunning.
  • I am so glad i have finally checked this place out, NZ falcons are such amazing birds and deserves so much recognition. The host was also really knowledgable and cheerful, and the place was set up really well. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Good mix of in depth facts and Kiwi humour and friendliness (from what Ive observed in the 24 hours of this trip so far) Excellent overall experience, beautiful spot just on the edge of Rotorua Staff were friendly and gift shop tempting The aviary is full of good reading
  • Awesome place, great bird show featuring nzs threatened falcon, very knowledgeable and passionate people keen to share loya of fascinating info about these amazing birds.
  • Just a warm up visit today, no live show because they are moving near the agrodome Free look around
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