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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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  • My daughter had her heart set on seeing a Kiwi while we were in New Zealand so I agreed to take her to the Kiwi bird life park. The admission fee is REALLY high relative to what is on offer (for compa...  more »
  • This is one of several places across NZ where you can see living Kiwi's. They offer some facts and background as well as do feeding at defined times. The rest of the park offers some further native bi...  more »
  • The site is well laid out, very friendly staff. However it is sometimes difficult to find the birds since they tend to hide. Can't blame them. The kiwi food is interesting but need to be able to see in the dark. Some seniors in the group saw nothing. Great activity but for the price I think it was a little high. On the other hand I understand that they have no subsidies. In short the birdwatchers will love, others will say it's good but not.
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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.