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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

Address: 25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 873 7391
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Otorohanga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Since 1971 the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park has been helping to save New Zealand`s...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Since 1971 the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park has been helping to save New Zealand`s national icon, the Kiwi bird. The Kiwi House is a not-for-profit organisation; all proceeds help support conservation projects. We guarantee that visitors will always see Kiwi, plus the largest private collection of native birds and reptiles in NZ.We are just 15 minutes from the world famous Waitomo Caves and 2.5 hours south of Auckland.

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Fiano Romano, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I visited the Kiwi House at lunch time to see the feeding of the couple of kiwis...it was funny to watch them approaching with man (look like dogs)! The other birds aren't so impressive, but I have to say that I am not interested to those kind of animals. I recomend to buy tickets on Bookme to save money!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We did see a kiwi and the one we saw has a big personality around feeding time so it is great to see one very active and visible. The park has a meandering feel about it between bird cages so it is a relaxing walk. A good collection of NZ birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you want a kiwi experience like no other, go when they are feeding the kiwis and make sure you are on the side where the large spotted kiwi is. She likes to attack the person who's feeding her and it's hysterical to watch. She is much larger than the brown kiwi and definitely NOT shy! She tried to bite... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The last time I visited was over 10 years ago. Since then they've added more enclosures and renovated existing ones. It looks like there's more in the process of being built too. Only saw one of the kiwis this visit, but there are plenty of other native birds on display. The Kereru are super friendly and great to see up... More 

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went to quite a few animal sanctuaries while in New Zealand & Australia but this was the best. The "residents" as I like to call them seemed quite happy & well taken care of. As much as possible they seemed to be let free to do their own thing & there are some surprises i.e. Peligan the friendly Rock... More 

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Thirsk, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

all the birds here seemed to look well and the talks about the kiwis and eels were very informative Toilet facilities are few for the size of the attraction

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was really good to see Kiwis in a good simulation of their natural habitat. The keeper was very informative ( i didn't know there were different types of kiwi). Outside of the kiwi enclosure there were lots of other birds & information about their habitats. I've recently read that the kiwi house has been given a substantial grant for... More 

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Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were not there for feeding, we did see the kiwis but, not really well as my eyes did not adjust and we arrived late in the day so we had limited time. The rest of the park looked tired and needed some of the improvements they are working on.

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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Otorohanga Kiwi House. I'm sorry to hear you found it difficult to view the kiwi in our Nocturnal House. It can take some time to adjust to the lighting levels and colour of the light in the Nocturnal House - particularly if you've stepped in from the bright sunlight. We maintain these light levels and... More 

Dunedin
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What a great wee wildlife park! Lovely enclosures, and great to see the kiwi, but we arrived just in time for the kakariki feeding. The handler was very informative about the birds- and others in the park- as we hand fed the parrots, and it was fun for old and young alike. Definitely enjoyable, and will return if we're ever... More 

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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. You might like to check out some videos of what goes on in the Park on the evenings on our FaceBook page. More 

Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

On our first pass through the kiwi enclosure we saw a great spotted kiwi wandering about. We walked around the rest of the park and it wasn't incredibly interesting. We stayed long enough to see the kiwi feeding and that made the visit worthwhile. The great spotted kiwi chased the keeper, ate a bit but then disappeared when a stupid... More 

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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. We're glad you enjoyed seeing the kiwi and the kiwi interaction with keeping staff. They sure do give staff quite a kicking on occasion. I'm sorry to hear the rest of the Park was not quite up to your expectations. We are a registered charity so our team of staff and volunteers are working really... More 

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