Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown

4.2
#2 of 26 in Parks 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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  • Wonderful opportunity to be up close to real kiwi. Very informative guide and lovely setting. Wow, most enjoyable  more »
  • It was great to see 4 kiwi moving and feeding. In Rotorua we fruitless sat staring through glass for 20 mins to no avail. The staff here were very informative and I particularly enjoyed the conservati...  more »
  • This is a must do if you want to actually see one of these birds. There are several feeding a day, plan to do that. Be sure to allow time for your eyes to adjust to the dark so you don't run into benc...  more »
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  • What a gem of a find within easy walking distance from Queenstown centre. Conservation of the native flora and fauna is at the heart of its ethos. See endangered species in close up and learn about the important work the park is doing in saving and replenishing these wild animals. The audio trail is very informative and the keepers and other staff are a mine of information. The talks are a must and visit the shop at the end for quality local produce.
  • I went here on New Years day, which apparently is a special day at the park as they commemorate the day the original owner died. There is a really good conservation show that you can watch, which takes about 30 minutes. They also feed the kiwis so you can see them, but be aware, photos are NOT allowed in the kiwi houses. There are a variety of birds that you can see, and you receive an audio guide to walk along with and learn more about the park and the birds in it.
  • Great experience seeing kiwis for the first time, in their nocturnal enclosure. Very informative visit. Did enjoy the live show, again with humour & infomation. Happy to pay as the park gets no income from government & its all for conservation.
  • Well worth a visit. Time your visit to coincide with a conservation show followed by kiwi feeding for a full experience. We loved the kiwi houses where you get to see kiwis foraging for food just like how they do in the wild.
  • Worth a visit if making a trip up to the gondola as it's next to the gondola entrance, you can spend a couple of hours easy walking around their 5-acre garden looking at kiwis, keas and some of the scheduled feeding/shows. Narration playback headset available in English, Chinese and Japanese. Has a small cafeteria for a light meal/snack and coffee. Ample paid-street-parking available but hard to find one as it's almost always full.
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