Punanga Manu o Te Anau, Te Anau

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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. Put Punanga Manu o Te Anau into our Te Anau route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Te Anau.
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  • It's a short walk from Te Anau to the aviary near the water. There are several rare birds there and you can view them up close. It's also nice to continue on the path down the water to the golf course...  more »
  • This is a bird sanctuary where one can see some iconic birds of the South Island, including Takehe! It is free as well.  more »
  • This is a very small space. There are some rare endangered animals. You can connect to these animals in a short distance. In the garden area, set up a fixed time feeding animal!
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