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 trip to Whangarei, use our Whangarei vacation planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Visited with my mother and my partner. Were not expecting to spend more than a couple of hours but between the kiwi, the museum and the heritage park we were probably on site for five. Your pass allow...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Visited on a rainy day with two 4 year old grandsons, what a great decision, as we arrived the guy on the desk told us he was going to be feeding the kiwis in 10 minutes and the boys would enjoy the e...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Good view of a couple of kiwis. However, Miss 4 struggled to stay still long enough for them to get close. Weather wasn't good to wander the grounds unfortunately, as there seemed to be heaps of info ...  more »
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  • A very unique place to see live Kiwis. There is also a lot to learn about the Kiwis and nature of New Zealand. Have been here many times, and each time again fascinating to see those little animals. The people who work there are very committed to their animals and the future of the Kiwi.
  • For 20$ you can see two cute little kiwis in there natural habitat, a varied museum, take a walk in the park and grab some great souvenirs. The stuff was super friendly and motivated to make our visit as pleasant as possible. Really worth it!
  • Small, local museum with some interesting artifacts in it. For my money, the best bit was seeing the Kiwi out and about in their enclosure and the Tuatara that was shown to us in the gift shop. He was really neat.
  • Awesome place to visit and explore. Perfect for the family and anyone aged 1 - 100
  • Excellent place to see Kiwis in their 'natural' habitat. Well done!

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