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Katikati Bird Gardens

Address: 263 Walker Road East | RD2, Katikati 3178, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-549 0912
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Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Katikati
Type: Gardens, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A beautiful and extensive park on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour; the bird gardens feature...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: A beautiful and extensive park on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour; the bird gardens feature a range of both native and exotic birds. Set in delightful gardens of mature trees, lily ponds and wetlands. Gift shop. Cafe. Golf car hire. A great family day out and place to unwind.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Lovely gardens, and lots of ducks and chickens who really would love you to feed them... also peacocks, geese, pigeons, and many birds in aviaries.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had a great experience in the Katikati Bird Gardens! The food we bought was well known to the birds who greeted us enthusiastically. The collection of birds was very nice and the owner took pride in his achievements. Really we just had great fun, just the way it should be....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

What a dreadful experience. Nobody warned us we'd be chased & pecked by lots of birds. My 3 year will probably be scared of birds for years now. Should have at least given us a heads up that it would be like that and how to deal with it

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kaiapoi
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

A large leafy garden with lots of big trees and grassy pathways leading around and through the property. Plenty of chooks, ducks, geese and a few other hangers on following you around for tidbits. Lots of caged exhibits some of which I felt were a bit run down and some also needed to see a bit more sunlight. We had... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Yesterday visited for the very first time. an amazing place, loved the walk around, the birds, flowers and plants. suggestion: would love see some more colourful creative art around the place in the bushes etc. Apart from that, would recommend to anymore, well worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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114 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The gardens are beautiful with many native and introduced plant species as well as bird species. You can buy bags of food and have fun feeding the ducks, hens and wild birds as you walk round. There is a cafe where you can enjoy a snack or a meal inside or outside on the shady terrace. A lovely place to... More 

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Tauranga
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Well maintained gardens with a wide variety of birds to look at and feed. Nice to sit down and have a coffee at the end of the walk to. Really enjoyed the friendly staff. Overall was a great day out. Highly recommended for all ages.

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Katikati, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited here with my daughter and small granddaughter to give my granddaughter some close up experience with the numerous species of birds they have. We went in the cafe afterwards and the food was lovely.

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Perth, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

The gardens were well maintained and contained many birds both free and caged. It was a rainy day but we stilled enjoyed all the photo opportunities.

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Stromness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited the Katikati bird gardens on several occasions when living in the charming nearby town. On each occasion it was thoroughly enjoyed by our children who hand fed the very tame local inhabitants (birds!). Keep an eye out for the eels in the creek :-)

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