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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
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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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Owl lovely

We were greeted by friendly staff and had informative guides on our tour of the park. Great to see Owls in their natural habitat. All the animals were well cared for and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
ChristineB284
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted by friendly staff and had informative guides on our tour of the park. Great to see Owls in their natural habitat. All the animals were well cared for and a lovely place to visit.

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Thank ChristineB284
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had heard about Owlcatraz from one of our friends and had been planning a visit for some time. Finally this summer we managed to come here and it was well worth the wait ! The staff here are very friendly and knowledgeable. They are quite flexible with the packages based on what you want to specifically see in the... More 

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Thank wellnzer
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Hubby and I took our 11yr old son. The guided tour through the farmland is great - very entertaining and knowledgeable guide. There are animals to see and lots of native flora/fauna. The owl house was really enjoyable. We were blessed to have a couple of owls fly over us - doesn't always happen! You can't take photos but as... More 

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Thank Kirstin B
Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

On the plus side, nice touch that they provide a personal guide. Was good fun for our kids as they love animals. It was clear the staff love what they do and love the animals. Very knowledgeable staff.We spent over 2 hours there so feel the value for money was reasonable. Alos a very nice touch was giving a little... More 

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Thank TBNZ
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Called in to break up a trip from New Plymouth to Wellington. Rang ahead to check on guided tour times and were delighted to be told they would wait for us. I just needed to text if we changed our mind. It says closing time is 3 but in reality that is the time for the last tour. We arrived... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We just love this place. The animals, the closeness to nature, the alpacas, pigs, ostriches, the owls, bunnies and other animals, and the glow worms (wairuru caves)! You need to spend at least half a day to appreciate everything here.

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1 Thank TAROTZAMM
Hastings, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is such a great place. Kids absolutely loved it and the staff were really good.The kids took in everything and learned a lot. a Learning and fun place to visit. Thanks to everyone.

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Thank kath909
Porirua, New Zealand
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We got there right on opening so we could do the tour in order as previously we had joined a tour part way through and then joined on another tour for next part etc. We had a fascinating tour guide for the first part who was full of interesting facts about the flora and fauna at the park. We then... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I have taken my Australian granddaughter on two separate visits, she loves it. There is a good variety of birds and animals, the guides are interesting to listen to and it's a lovely place for a picnic lunch afterwards.

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Thank CarolKate39
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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