Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Waikanae

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  • You need to spend the full afternoon here to justify the rather expensive entrance fee. Good points: Worth coming to see Kiwi in the nocturnal house, the eel feeding & the views from the lookout. Less...  more »
  • We went as a family group for a birthday picnic. We lucked out & went on a stunning beautiful day. Our group ranged in physical abilities, but we all found access easy for everyone. The loop walk was ...  more »
  • Well done! The staff are engaging and willing to explain things to you. Enjoyed our walk thru the bush and heard lots of Tui’s and fantails - there was a fantail that was playing with us a bit by flyi...  more »
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  • Nice spot for a picnic. The kids loved feeding the ducks and swans. Great learning experience for little ones
  • Very family-friendly. Birds for Africa (friendly & clearly well fed), eel feeding was really interesting & a highlight for the kids. Nice, easy native bush walk (about 30 minute round trip, gentle stroll. Bring your mozzie repellent though.). Didn't see the nocturnal enclosure this time. Something to look forward to next time.
  • This visit was amazing. Not only did we see rare birds and reptiles and that are and rare plants like mistletoe and others we also saw stick insects, puriri larvae and Weta in the wild....this reserve is well worth the visit and admission was very reasonable. My suggestion would be to take a picnic lunch with you.
  • Wonderful conservation project, for birds, animals & plants that are threatened. Ask about the very very cool ranger for the day for kids. Highly recommend!
  • Beautiful location, not the biggest but there is still alot you can see. Full of native species, Nga Manu also have the kiwi. Definitely worth a visit if you're passing through Waikanae
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