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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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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The trip advisor reports were spot on this place was fantastic. We got up close and personal with a huge spotted kiwi, noisy Kaka's and cheeky Kea's, the birds were all clearly well cared for and looked after. Would highly recommend for a family trip.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've been to a few kiwi houses in NZ, but this was by far the most rewarding experience. Often it is a case of spotting the little huddled figure in the shadows of the dark enclosure, but Atu the Great Spotted Kiwi is out there, doing her thing, being bolshy and territorial, and generally behaving like a great kiwi sheila.... More

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Blaine, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

With the largest number of flightless bird species in the world, a trip to NZ would be incomplete without a visit to the Kiwi House. Entry fee is reasonable, the staff is very enthusiastic and informative and encourages your interaction with the feathery inhabitants. The gift shop features postcards of the various species of the nocturnal Kiwi so you can... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went into this expecting a dinky local park. It was bigger and nicer than I thought. The kiwis were cute and well taken care of but you can't get good pictures (to protect the birds). There were a lot of other birds, too. It was a nice way to spend a few hours.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellent viewing of kiwi, and got to see them be feed as well. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Levin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Otorohanga Kiwi House is an excellent follow-up to a visit to the Waitomo Caves, and is about 15-20 minutes' drive away, through beautiful rural scenery. The entry fee is 22 NZ$, much less than many attractions hit you for, and so that's a plus. And it was worth it. First stop, the kiwi house, where we watched a young... More

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