Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, Otorohanga

(3.8/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Get an up-close look at the nation's most famous residents at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, a center dedicated to breeding, displaying, and protecting these iconic avian species. Get up close to the beloved kiwi bird, a national symbol, in their natural nocturnal habitat. Explore the grounds and admire the wide array of other feathered favorites here, including weka, kea, kaka, and more. Don't miss seeing the elusive great spotted kiwi, the only birds of their kind on display in the country. Deepen your understanding of these native species by attending feeding times or one of the keeper talks, or booking a special tour. To visit Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park and get the most from your holiday in Otorohanga, create itinerary details personal to you using our Otorohanga vacation generator.
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  • Unfortunately the Kiwis were not in view as their display was undergoing maintenance. An interesting collection of native birds. The keeper was very knowledgeable and freely answered any questions.  more »
  • My husband and I were driving through the area and saw signs for this place and I am so glad we stopped! We not only got to see some Kiwi birds, but also many many more! We spent about 2 hours total w...  more »
  • The kiwi house is very interesting and the staff is very keen to explain New Zealand bird life. You can see different species of kiwis as well as many other native birds. Highly recommended!  more »
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  • Visited in February this year, and were the first people to go through the new kiwi house! We really enjoyed it, and wished we had been able to spend more time here. Staff are fantastic, displays great. Was fascinating watching the kiwis up close. Amazing to see their personalities and habits. Thank you!
  • Amazing time spend with Atu 1 of only 3 big spotted kiwi's in captivity. Great collection of NZ geckos. NZ falcon and other birds. Had great fun looking for the weka that keeps hiding. Paradise ducks - love watching them up close . Black teal, grey teal. Kea and Kaka. Bird lovers paradise. All and all money well spend.
  • Watching the bird feedings and learning about the birds was very fun. We even got to see the kiwi being pretty lively and learned about their conservation efforts. Fun and informative experience with many more birds and creatures than expected!
  • It's awesome just make sure you turn up when the kiwis are being fed. They are elusive and hard to spot when it's not feeding time.
  • Nice place to view a Kiwi, if you are lucky. Probably best to go around feeding time.