Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown

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Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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  • Came to see kiwis and was not disappointed! Saw 5 kiwis pretty clearly especially during feeding time. Got to see a tuatara up close and other native birds. Keas were sleepy. Loved seeing the...  more »
  • Wonderful view of kiwi going about their business and up close encounters with Kea and Tuatara. Important conservation and rehabilitation work done here. A family business right next to Gondolas  more »
  • Just by the lower gondola station there is what looks like a corrugated iron shed. Going through this entrance is a revelation. It opens out into several hectares of nature reserve with many aviaries....  more »
  • It was awesome! Must- see. Lots of happy-looking birds with really interesting information and a great cause. More than just a bird park; there's audio guides, honey tasting, a really quality souvenir shop including with possum fur and merino products, and an engaging bird show.
  • Not cheap to enter, but it's obviously not cheap to run either. We spent 3 hours there. We had a great time and hope we helped preserve native wildlife. Great staff. Great place.
  • Great concept. A small, sort of out of the way location. Was said that the original owner bought this, an old city garbage site and envisioned it becoming a refuge for the kiwi and other animals and birds. Nice information. A great bird show. Nice gift shop too. I think it’s a bit costly, however. Take your time and enjoy it all
  • ONE OF THE BEST ATTRACTIONS SO FAR! this place is like a mini zoo for endangered species in New Zealand. They collect some endangered species from all over the country, fed them and took care of them, then when they're ready they release them to the wild. They also educate the people that visited the place to practice conservation, and their animal show is super super fun! Definitely should come visit with your kids and family!
  • Lovely centre which surprised us with how good it was. The audio tour is well done and there a several kiwis to see as well as lots of other interesting birds and animals. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful.

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