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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7 873 7391
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Otorohanga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I had been here many years ago and was surprised at how much it has improved. It was great to see the kiwis snuffling about (previously, we hadn't seen one of them) and there were plenty of birds in the outdoor aviary, many of which were wandering about with us. The native bush gardens are beautifully maintained and a pleasure... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I expected to see more kiwis (and other birds in the aviary) and I do think the admissions price is a bit much for what you get. It's a rather small complex. I will say that CJ was great and very informative, friendly and knowledgable.

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winchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Think these guys are doing an amazing thing for the rare kiwi. Would recommend a visit to help the kiwis. Saw 2 awake in the kiwi house, son was very happy. Not too expensive and nice bird park. Would be great to modernise but I am sure all money goes direct to helping the animals.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The staff are friendly and helpful. Because we were staying in the campsite we were given a discount on the entrance fee. We were able to come and go between the park and campsite throughout the day so we could be at all the feeding times. We were surprised to find that there are forty eels as they were not... More

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Inverell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The staff at the Kiwi house were so accommodating and friendly. Talked to me about Kiwi's for as long as I needed. The kiwi house is well set up for visitors to view these delightful nocturnal creatures. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

When we travelled to NZ North Island, our son had one thing on his ToDo list - See a Kiwi. The Kiwi House at Otorohanga was highly recommended to us by several people over the last few years. It was excellent! Plenty of wildlife for the kids and us parents to see.+ several Kiwis busily going about their business :)... More

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We couldn't believe how great kiwis were until we visited this place. To see kiwi following the keeper and pecking on her leg to get food was priceless. It was so much fun as the bird was behaving more like a puppy. Shame taking photos was not allowed inside of the kiwi enclosure :( We saw other birds and lizards... More

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Taumarunui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A must see for anyone passing this way. We were fortunate to see the Kiwi wake up in the morning and then watch as Kiwi are put to bed at night. What an experience! Check times on arrival. Educational and interesting. We have taken many family and friends through this venue.

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Salem, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Was so excited to see a kiwi in person! Enjoyed all the other animals too, watched the eels getting fed, but the kiwi were definitely the highlight.

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Sarina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a wonderful little place. Parents took the family and I also family from USA here and we all enjoyed the experience. Great to see the white kiwi and also the other bird life. Hand fed the Kakas and saw the great job in helping the endangered birds. The cafe served excellent food and portions at an excellent price. Was... More

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