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Owlcatraz

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Address: Main Road South, Shannon, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06-362 7872
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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Not Quiet what we expected

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 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 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I visited Owlcatraz with my 6 year old grand daughter on Saturday. I was not sure what to expect but could not get over the warm welcome we recieved, the passion of the guides and learning so much about the birds. I was also loved walking through the well maintained bush areas and to see the birds in their natural... More 

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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Visited with friends, one of whom had been waiting to visit for years (she's an owl lover). Decided to do the full tour, as we were there anyway, not knowing quite what to expect-we were very surprised and pleased with the experience. The staff's passion for what they do is very apparent, and all very knowledgeable. Would recommend ringing beforehand... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went to Owlcatraz with my wife and friends today, what a passionate bunch of people. Great tour through the glow worm caves that they made themselves with kiwi ingenuity and a ton of number 8 wire. My wife nearly cried when she saw the first of the owls, she's loved them forever and is still glowing. The rest of the... More 

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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Myself and my partner Dane decided to stop off at Owlcatraz today on our way home from Palmerston North. We have driven past SO many times but never thought to stop. Today we had some time on our hands so we thought we would check it out. I will be honest, when we arrived, my expectations were not high, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I really love the place. The owners have made a great effort to keep the park up and running. They were very kind to us and being foreigners ourselves made them try their best to make ourselves feel more than welcomed. The glow worm cave is an amazing place. I really recommend this place

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