Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown

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Get a sense of the uniqueness of New Zealand nature at Kiwi Birdlife Park, a zoo and wildlife conservation center that's home to 23 species of birds and reptiles found only in this country. Take a self-guided walk or free audio tour of the bird-filled forest and grounds, or explore the model village to see how Maori communities lived on the island 500 years ago. The park has a full schedule of events, including four kiwi feedings daily, special encounters with other resident creatures, and wildlife and conservation shows where visitors can learn about actions taken to protect these special animals. Put Kiwi Birdlife Park into our Queenstown vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This was my highlight of Queenstown. I learned so much in the conservation show! And, I finally saw an adorable Kiwi! The native tree and giant Sequoia are also really treats. To make everything perfe...  more »
  • You will definitely see a Kiwi (make sure to go during their feeding times to get the full show!) and you're going to love it. Conservation show (at 11:00) is also a really nice thing to see. Also buy...  more »
  • Interesting park with a lot of different birds. It has an informative show and you can also watch the feeding of the kiwis. 100% chance to see a kiwi. Although it is a bit expensive, you support a goo...  more »
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  • We loved it. The kids had a great time. Very well kept. The people there are passionate about what they do, and they re doing a great job. We were there when they fed the kiwis and later for the bird show. It was excellent. Very happy with the experience and definetely recommend it.
  • My 8 year old son and I had such a fun time here. It is a fairly small park, which actually was nice and not too overwhelming. We got to see a pair of Kiwis in the Kiwi house during feeding time, and the caretaker was very interesting and informative. She answered lot's of questions afterward and it was so much fun seeing these birds close up. We also got to do one of their bird shows and saw several different Native NZ birds close up. The staff is very friendly and they do such a good job promoting awareness of the different endangered animals and how to protect them.The entrance fees while a little steep, go towards conservation and a good cause. Totally worth it!
  • Highly recommended. Perfect downday activity in Queenstown! And likely the only place you'll see a Kiwi on your NZ trip. I recommend the audio tour and catching the free live show where trained birds literally fly just over your head. Super knowledgeable, passionate, and friendly staff.
  • Brilliant shows and amazing animals. It's also a great place to chill out. Entry is affordable especially when it all goes to saving the amazing native wildlife, it's completely not for profit! I had a great time and will definitely come back again
  • Expensive but it all goes to a good cause because it's not government funded. I think if the entrance price was cheaper, that they would get more customers and therefore business and nonetheless: profit.

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Where to stay in Queenstown

To enjoy views of Lake Wakatipu in a luxury setting, try one of the many boutique and long-established hotels of the downtown area. As a resort town, Queenstown also offers a range of more modest accommodations, ideal for adventurers, backpackers, and those eager to spend more time outside than in. These come in the form of hostels, rental apartments, campsites, and suburban motels. A good local bus service provides connections between the downtown and suburban areas, and out to the surrounding attractions, and many accommodations offer package tours.
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