Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown

4.2
#2 of 21 in Wildlife in Queenstown
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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  • The park was very enjoyable. The kiwi talk was very impressive and it was a treat to see the kiwi feeding demonstration once our eyes had adjusted to the darkness of the enclosure. But it’s not just t...  more »
  • This was a little disappointing. We did see a number of birds and there was a show with a number of birds flying around which was good, but there was a lot of tree felling going on so you could not ge...  more »
  • The story of the place itself is amazing. This is a must visit place in queenstown, considering that the place has been developed by private individuals. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff with grea...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 4 stars because it's almost NZ$50, which I feel is a bit pricey for how small the sanctuary is. A free self-guided audio tour that is informative about natve wildlife and Maori culture. A good way to see living kiwis and to support their conservation.
  • A bit pricey entrance ticket but worth every penny if you know the money goes into good use of the people who work in the park/conservation. The conservation show and kiwi bird feeding were both excellent. My husband and I had a great time in the park walking around checking out all different types of birds! You can feel people who work there have such a passion of conservation and the shows were quite entertaining as well! I don’t normally like zoo but this is the very few exceptions that I do enjoy!
  • Well, it's too hard to spot a wild kiwi bird so you have to visit here. The kiwi house is completely dark as they are nocturnal. Amazing creatures.
  • First visit. Useful information about a shy special specie special to NZ. Visit restricted due to weather conditions. More would have been seen weather and time permitting. Great for children and adults
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