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Owlcatraz, Shannon

(3.7/5 based on 80 reviews on the web)
Get to know the animals at Owlcatraz, a native bird and wildlife park boasting an owl house and numerous other family-friendly attractions. The New Zealand owl calls the park home, and guides are happy to explain the animal's habits. Walk through habitats of the endangered North Island weka, or feed the eels and ducks in the wetland area. Descend into the Wairuru Caves only to find the darkness lit by glowworms. Kids will enjoy the miniature train and farmyard tour. Rest your feet in the cafe or unpack your lunch in the picnic area. Make Owlcatraz a centerpiece of your Shannon vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Shannon itinerary maker.
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  • We paid $25 each for a 40min loop of 10 birds. 5 weka and 5 owls. Was told this included a farm walk but we were told to head back after viewing the owls. Very disappointing and overall daylight robbe...  more »
  • The family run business is very interesting and staff very knowledgable and informative. Was great to be able to walk through the animal enclosures and to see the farm animals around the estate. 
  • We arrived late in the day as they were about to shut but because we had German tourists with us, the owner gave us a personalised tour of the jail and the owls. Very pretty environment and very infor...  more »