Punanga Manu o Te Anau, Te Anau
(3.6/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
See rare and endangered bird species native to New Zealand at Punanga Manu o Te Anau. Unlike a zoo, the wildlife park takes the form of aviaries and enclosures scattered along parklands on the edge of the lake. They nurse injured and special needs birds as well. Get there by car or opt to take the more scenic route, a hike along the lakefront from the nearby town. You can also take advantage of the popular hiking trails of Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, which are in the vicinity. Entry to the park is free and offers rare opportunities to see birds such as the native pigeon, blue flamingo, tui, kea, kakariki, kaka, takahe, and weka. Plan to visit Punanga Manu o Te Anau and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Te Anau attractions using our Te Anau trip itinerary planner.
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  • This free access bird sanctuary, that you can combine with a nice walk around the lake offers a close look at many local endangered bird species. You can see Takahe, Owls, ducks, Kaka and more. While ...  more »
  • It is worth popping into this little park at feeding time as you get to meet the keeper and see the birds perhaps a bit closer than usual. It is a small park and it is run by the Department of Conserv...  more »
  • Right on the lake, a lovely walk from the town centre. We saw Takahe, Kakariki, Kaka and Tui. Very enjoyable.