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

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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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  • Kiwi North was lots of fun - the lovely lady at the front reception explained to us all about the amazing kiwi bird and its anatomy and then directed us through to the geckos and kiwis! You have to be...  read more »
  • The staff are so friendly and welcoming - really happy to share in the kiwi experience. Make sure that you check out the feeding times so that you can maximise your time viewing the kiwis. This isn't ...  read more »
  • We came to see Kiwis from near, and we had the chance to see them for a long time, just in front of us, walking, eating, running! They are so funny and so cute! 
  • Great experience! Seems a bit dear at first, but I'm so glad I did it. The rangers love their job and tell you anything you want to know about Kiwi birds. They're experts! Great job guys.
  • Mostly came here for the Steam & Model Railway Club, which was a lot of fun. Try to get here on day when the train is running and club members are around. Members were very happy to talk about the steam engine collection and the train ride was a hit with the kids.
  • One of the quieter Kiwi displays in NZ. There is also a great little local museum to look around upstairs.
  • no need to spend $ 25 to hope to see kiwis! aim rather the Auckland zoo where you can see them live and the Wellington Museum, perfectly stuffed!
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