Owlcatraz, Shannon

3.3
#20 of 29 in Parks 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. 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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  • August 10, 2017
    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 »
  • August 9, 2017
    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 »
  • June 11, 2017
    Staff were friendly and helpful but we felt the tour group was too big, made difficult to hear, and went far too long. We didn't go to the glow worm cave and didn't even know about it until reading ot...  more »

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