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Address: Main Road South, Shannon, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06-362 7872
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Description: This is a bird wildlife park with owl house, NZ weka birds, a lake, wild...
This is a bird wildlife park with owl house, NZ weka birds, a lake, wild salmon, mini train rides for the kids picnic area, gift shop, and giant cows lovely park, theres a pig that begs for food shhep and a deer called Grace.
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Amazingly passionate people!

We've often driven past but never visited. Traveling abroad awakened us to the diamonds hidden around us. And this was one!! We hadn't even left the car before being greeted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We've often driven past but never visited. Traveling abroad awakened us to the diamonds hidden around us. And this was one!! We hadn't even left the car before being greeted with a warm smile strolling across the carpark that melted the frost around us! They invited us inside for a warm coffee, and introduced us to what they had on... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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124 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ross and Jeanette are running an absolutely wonderful attraction! I've never been greeted so warmly as we were arriving here we just pulled in as we happened to be driving by not knowing anything about the place so glad we stopped!! The glow worm caves were nothing short of magical I've never seen anything like them! And it was wonderful... More 

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Foxton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The tour guide was very informative about the wildlife and history of Owlcatraz. Great for children to get close to the Moreporks and bush hen's -Weka. There is also a small train ride for youngsters and rabbits and Guinea Pigs. A great weekend activity for young and old

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It didn't help that the day was overcast with drizzle.... and it was a bit hard for my 84 year old mother with her walker on the paths (but she did it!!) - she's quite unsteady on her feet but our guide was extremely patient. Loved the Old Gaol ... so glad its being looked after - We only did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I found this a brilliant experience. Walked around the farm and the owl hut but the glow worms were excellent. I had never seen them before and my partner said that of the few other places she's been this was the best. Yes ok they are man made caves ect but u are pretty much guaranteed to see them, which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

After reding these reviews we decided to go, we went on the 90 minute tour (note you are not able to wonder around on your own you have to go on a guided tour) which was dragged out by talking of the guide, we actually could of done this tour within 30-45mins but the guide just talked way too much.... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We've been before so was keen to go again but found ourselves quite disappointed this time. We went in for the whole experience and didn't get it. The glow worms were beautiful but the experience was badly spoilt by our guide before we even went in. He was overbearing and intolerant towards our daughter (who is 8) while we waited... More 

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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Wow! An absolute gem of a place nestled in Shannon. Beautiful surroundings and fabulous people from the instant you step out of your car. Animal welfare is clearly paramount and we learnt so much. The farmyard tour is wonderful. The Owl tour fantastic and everything in between. We'll be back and recommend. Well done Ben you were impressive and to... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This had been on our bucket list for some time and I am so glad we got to spend a fascinating two hours here. The staff were so knowledgable and passionate about their roles and responsibilities within the park and were keen to share their enthusiasm. We we came away knowing so much more about the owls and how they... More 

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Krabi Town, Thailand
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I have been to a few wildlife parks and sancturys in my life where you go in you pay some money and have a look around, by yourself and that just it. Owlcatraz was in all way different and brought new meaning to the term wildlife park. I paid 30 dollars for a two hour tour which was an absolute... More 

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