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Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown

(4.3/5 based on 1,800 reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • The animal show was very informative, and we actually got to see some active kiwis for a long time, as well as many other interesting birds. Both the signs and the included audio tour provided lots of...  more »
  • Plan your visit around the kiwi feeding and conservation show which were both great. Easy walk around the park, pricey, but great to support the conservation efforts of this park  more »
  • The bird park requires a few hours to make the full round. We were looking forward to seeing the Kiwi. To our amazement, they only stay in the dark. Definitely worth seeing the conservation show and t...  more »
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  • We toured New Zealand from top to bottom. On our last day this was a great way to actually see some live Kiwi birds. It's a nice place to spend and hour or two. Their bird shown is also pretty nice. They don't allow people to take pictures of the birds. It would be OK but flashes are an issue. And it only takes on person with their point and shoot or cell phone to cause issues. So don't bother bringing your expensive DSLR for just the Kiwis.
  • We went for kiwi feeding show,which last 10 -15 min and saw only 2 kiwi birds,the price is too high for it! Recommend to buy full ticket ,not half-price for ten minutes show (they offer 50% discount just for the show that doesn't worth it).
  • Great experience. The kiwi live in big houses suitable to their needs, breed and sent back to nature. An exciting experience recommended to go on feeding time. The rest of the park is lovely too, with large habitats that you can go through and see rare bird up close. We hesitated going in because we don't like zoos with cages but this a different experience. The place is family own and they seem to give great love to the animals. It is relatively big (so more recommended then the one in Frantz Josef size wise).
  • We visited this place just to see a Kiwi bird. Good experience in that regard although i don't like to see animals in captivity. However, the other parts of the park was not that good.
  • It was an overall pleasant exsperiance, which left me filled with both curiousity and knowlege. The show was fun and well organised, and the animals we're in a good habitable environment.