Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, Ngongotaha

4.7
#6 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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  • Arrived at the centre for flying display as per leaflet from our motel only to find that despite the advertised times per the leaflets the “daily” flying displays at 2pm do not happen. We were advised...  more »
  • A must do for Residents and visitors alike, we lived in Rotorua for 3 and a half years and it was a favourite place to go! Better than the gondala, luge and fairy springs put together!! Prices are ver...  more »
  • A must do in Rotorua! Make sure you see the show - and if you're lucky enough you get to feed the falcons! I will be coming back ;)  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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