Trip Planner : South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Manawatu-Wanganui Region / Shannon / Wildlife Areas / Owlcatraz
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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 decided to visit owlcatraz as we did when I was younger and it was great. This time not so much ! The staff were all very lovely but the whole experience dragged on for a lot longer than we feel it... read more »
The Owlcatraz farm is full of different animals, who are very friendly. I think that is good for kids, but even myself had a really nice time patting the donkeys and lamas. The owls usually sleep duri... read more »
The owl/ruru enclosure was large & interesting, nice to be close to the birds. It wasn't as good as I expected. Tho it is kind they made the enclosure circular so the owls can circle & not have to kee... read more »
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