Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Manawatu-Wanganui Region / Shannon / Wildlife Areas / Owlcatraz
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 were travelling though, cool little spot for a look at some pretty amazing birds. We only did the owl house, however this was very interesting. Very beautiful place to visit. more »
Firstly parking was not a problem and the staff were friendly and helpful, but that's where the plus points ended. You are not allowed to wander around at your own pace, as you are accompanied by staf... more »
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 »
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