Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    This was my highlight of Queenstown. I learned so much in the conservation show! And, I finally saw an adorable Kiwi! The native tree and giant Sequoia are also really treats. To make everything perfe...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    You will definitely see a Kiwi (make sure to go during their feeding times to get the full show!) and you're going to love it. Conservation show (at 11:00) is also a really nice thing to see. Also buy...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Interesting park with a lot of different birds. It has an informative show and you can also watch the feeding of the kiwis. 100% chance to see a kiwi. Although it is a bit expensive, you support a goo...  more »
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  • September 10, 2017
    Me and my partner had a great time seeing the kiwi bird they were really active and very vocal. The bird show was cool and very informative it was cold out so they had the blankets and hot water bottles ready for us that was a great idea. It was pricey but remember this bird sanctuary isn't Government funded so they need all the help they can get. The staff at the park were also very helpful and happy. If your visiting Queenstown make sure you stop in and see the birds and the before and after photos of what it used to be prior to becoming a bird sanctuary.
  • August 21, 2017
    Loved the bird show at 3pm, very well put together. Of all the Kiwi houses I've been through in my life (staring into the dark at a brown, motionless lump!) the Kiwi in Kiwi house 1 was a delight and ran around and through the water, prodding its beak into every nook and crevice. The owners clearly love what they do and have created a wonderful experience over several decades. It mixes education and fun seamlessly and I learned a lot. It was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon (take a brolly) and I'd happily go again to get so close to so many of our national treasures that are unfortunately so endangered.
  • June 29, 2017
    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!
  • September 4, 2017
    This is my first visit to New Zealand, I didn't realize how endangered the kiwis are and I was excited to see them! They were active and busy in the kiwi houses. The info posts and conservation show were well done, thanks!
  • August 26, 2017
    It's not that the park was bad, but it did not justify the price. The kiwis are cute though, I spent like an hour just in the kiwi area, and less than an hour to get through the rest of the park.

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Where to stay in Queenstown

To enjoy views of Lake Wakatipu in a luxury setting, try one of the many boutique and long-established hotels of the downtown area. As a resort town, Queenstown also offers a range of more modest accommodations, ideal for adventurers, backpackers, and those eager to spend more time outside than in. These come in the form of hostels, rental apartments, campsites, and suburban motels. A good local bus service provides connections between the downtown and suburban areas, and out to the surrounding attractions, and many accommodations offer package tours.
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