Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, Te Anau

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • We happened to arrive at the sanctuary just as they were about to begin a trial version of the new tours they will be running from Dec 16th 2020. We were invited to join in and were so glad we said...  more »
  • For a free attraction, it is very good. For the birds we saw I would be happy paying $5 to $10 per person. You can choose the amount to donate as you enter or leave. We saw a TakahÄ“ and a juvenile...  more »
  • This is a very cool little sanctuary that i would recommend to everyone, so many different birds including rare ones and then you can feed the ducks and watch their babies play  more »
  • Fabulous and free!! Very interesting guided tour showing endangered native Birds and their breeding programme, parakeets, ducks and a little owl! Go at feeding time 9.30am in summer. Happens even when raining!
  • A really nice parklands sanctuary. The enclosures are scattered around and most of the birds are easy to see. Would make a lovely picnic spot. An easy walk from the conservation office along the lakes edge
  • An excellent place to see some of the native birds. The five star rating is due to the knowledgeable and entertaining guide who took a group of us through feeding the birds. She was simply fantastic and give us such a lot of information. Highly recommended - check for times that the birds are being fed before going.
  • What a brilliant place to visit. They are doing a great job ensuring that rare birds survive. Especially this fella..
  • Unexpectedly great. On the Te Anau end of the Kepler trail. All the birds are rescued after injury. Such a shame NZ's indigenous wildlife has been decimated by clearance for farming

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