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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  • We loved spending time at Kiwi North checking out their 2 kiwi birds and their huge amount of native reptiles each one more surprising than the previous... Plus the small museum was just Superb!  more »
  • Very friendly and knowledgeable staff who told us all about the 2 kiwis' life and care. We watched the kiwis for nearly an hour foraging for food in the bush. A unique experience. The museum has a moa...  more »
  • A short drive out of Whangarei gets you to the well signposted Kiwi North. The reception staff were friendly and gave us an overview of the site. We first went into the darkened (to simulate night whe...  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!