Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, Whangarei

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Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum invites visitors to learn about New Zealand's native wildlife, including the iconic kiwi, and the history of early settlers. Watch kiwis foraging for food in the nocturnal kiwi house, and learn everything about kiwi conservation. Try to spot the tuatara and geckos, too. When you are finished viewing the flightless birds, head to the onsite museum and discover interesting stories about the area's history. Home to Taonga, or Maori treasure, the museum features over 40,000 items in displays of early settler social history and natural history. To visit Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum on your holiday in Whangarei, and find out what else Whangarei has to offer, use our Whangarei vacation planner.
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  • This heritage park has grown from a big house with a collection of hobby societies to a fully fledged heritage park and a preserved railway and now a kiwi house. Lots to do on a week end.  more »
  • Friendly staff and very informative. One of the cheapest and best places to see kiwi! Flash the tuatara was my favorite.  more »
  • A great place to visit and see kiwis and geckos. The staff were most helpful and spent a lot of time with us. This was helpful in understanding the kiwis. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Kiwi haven. Go at feeding time and although not guaranteed to see the pair chances are you will. Better viewing than Auckland zoo and a lot more friendly. Keeper took the time to chat and answer lots of questions. Highly recommend.
  • Had loads of fun at the kiwi north open day. Train rides, tractor rides and best of all mini trains. Will be going back next time there running
  • Really enjoyed our visit and especially pleased to see the male Kiwi roaming and eating food. Staff where friendly, informative and very passionate about their roll. Please make the most of this wonderful Museum while you can.
  • Staff Joey was really helpful. She showed us around the Kiwi House and gave us a lot of interesting facts about the creatures we saw there. We can feel her passion about her job and the great nature. We really enjoyed our time spent there. Thank you so much!
  • Great place to see kiwi birds and other new zealand native creatures. Very friendly and knowledgeable staffs. Has a little museum too. There's a lil chapel "oruati chapel"with a history behind. You can park through the chapel window. The smallest chapel shaped like an octagon.

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