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. By using our Queenstown trip itinerary planning site , you can arrange your visit to Kiwi Birdlife Park and other attractions in Queenstown.
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  • I hadn’t realised the issue of possums in New Zealand until I came to the wildlife park and was told to buy possum fur. As an animal lover it’s hard to hear that and hard to understand the reasoning b...  more »
  • $125 to walk around and see a few miserable looking birds in cages. Was less than impressed even half of the admission cost would be too expensive for this.  more »
  • Conservation show and kiwi feeding were wonderful. The entrance fee goes straight into running the park and conservation work, so it is well worth it. It was fun learning about New Zealand's native an...  more »
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  • Lovely conservation centre! I went to the conservation show and kiwi feeding and really enjoyed it. I also saw some wild fantails and tui. It's not cheap at $50 but it's worth it. Great gift shop too.
  • While admission is on the pricey end, it is worth it to support a truly not for profit sanctuary that puts Conservation first, with breeding programs for endangered species in which animals are released into the wild. With a focus on education, don't miss out on the conservation show and kiwi feeding/information show. Also take the walk around the small sanctuary that aims to maintain the natural NZ environment and attract wild birdlife to its ecosystem. Some of the park was under construction when i went - removing introduced tree species and replanting native NZ flora. Guaranteed to see a Kiwi! Although no photos - as they are kept in a dark room to maintain their nocturnal habits while allowing visitors to see them in the day time. All in all a lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon.
  • A lovely way to spend the afternoon, great idea with the audio headsets to listen to on the way around the park. Quite informative.
  • As the saying goes 'It's not about the quantity, but the quality is what matters'. This is very true with this park. There is a limited but good number of native birds, and finally I managed to see a kiwi bird - the lighting at the kiwi bird house was spot on for human eyes to see them. The staff are knowledgeable and know what they're talking about. Give yourself a good two hours if you don't want to miss anything in the park. The best part was the conservation show. I'd say the $49 for entry is well worth it, especially given the fact that it goes into conserving NZ native birds.
  • It’s worth the admission fee - they are not for profit and provide education and awareness about New Zealand’s unique bird life. The weather wasn’t kind but all of the staff were amazing - soldiering on to do the bird show, providing blankets and hot water bottles. Thank you!
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