Owlcatraz, Shannon

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#1 of 6 in Wildlife in Manawatu-Wanganui Region
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. A visit to Owlcatraz represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Shannon day trip planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • We sttopped in Owlcatraz on our way back to Wellington. We all loved it, young and old...fantastic glow worm cave tour, a parrot, a kune kune pig, donkeys, ducks, eels, a goat and some alpaca and deer...  more »
  • I'm not really sure what to make of this place, It seems that the owners are doing a lot of good for abandoned animals. In my opinion the cost was extortionate at $90 with a 25% discount! The staff co...  more »
  • We chose to visit on a day after there had been quite a lot of rain. We had read about Owlcatraz on their website - perhaps I should have checked TripAdvisor first. Whilst the owner was friendly enoug...  more »

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