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Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown

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Wildlife Area
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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  • My son and I wanted to see a Kiwi but didn't want to walk around all night with a red lensed flash light in the Kiwi reserve. We saw this place as we were walking to the gondola and went there the nex...  more »
  • The Kiwi Birdlife Park located just next to the Skyline Gondola Terminal, and the management team of the park is very professional and with a loving heart to the animals. They show their respects to t...  more »
  • So many highlights, can't recommend highly enough. Children 6 & 8 loved it as well as adults. The interactive wildlife show is a must. So well run. We really enjoyed ourselves.  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.