Kiwi North: Museum, Kiwi House and Heritage Park, Whangarei

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Kiwi North: Museum, Kiwi House and Heritage Park 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: Museum, Kiwi House and Heritage Park on your holiday in Whangarei, and find out what else Whangarei has to offer, use our Whangarei vacation planner.
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  • It is estimated that before Maori and European settlement there were about 30,000,000 Kiwis living in the wild in New Zealand. Maori impact on land clearance had some impact but Europeans bringing wea...  more »
  • A local friend brought me here and I was able to see my first Kiwi bird! They have them in a setting that turns night during the day and day during night. It is a bit dark to view them but they do com...  more »
  • A great place to see a kiwi if you are patient and have time to burn. The staff were supper friendly and full of knowledge about the animals under their care. So much so, that it felt like I had my ow...  more »
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  • 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.
  • We had to wait about 30 minutes to see one of the kiwis but the employees are very helpful and share a lot of interesting information.
  • Loved it, watched a kiwi being fed, the staff were very friendly and informative. Lots to see. Awesome miniature railway.

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