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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 Attractions in Katikati
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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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. Latest comments from Visitor Book 22/05/2014 17 May Lovely place nice coffee + food Hamilton 18 May VERY BEAUTIFUL !! Definitely worth it !! 18 May Walking meditation - lovely John Nelson 20 May 2014 Fantastic!!! Ceene + Nellinzio from Italy 20 May 2014 Very nice + Fantastic from start to end amazing Rasman Talbis + Gunuder Meet India 22 May 2014 AMAZING !! So magical Thankyou - Meagan Canada 22 may 2014 A Fabulous Treat for grandchildren

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Katikati, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

fabulous gardens and gorgeous surroundings. Nice to feed the birds. The peacocks are HUGE! awesome to see! remember going as a young child and still being impressed as an adult :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We've been 3 times at the wonderful Bird Gardens and wee absolutely love it! Its not like all the zoo and animal parks all over New Zealand. Its special! All those lovely Birds are so friendly. When you go there in spring time you can cuddle the lovely little ducklings! The Garden is amazing as well. A great place for... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I really enjoyed the interaction with the doves who were so friendly that at one stage I had at least 6 all over me hand feeding. You really have to check it out for yourself not just go on what I or others are saying... I know its winter and the flowers aren't flourishing as much but for some reason... More

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Sydney, Australia
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37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The season did not help, but the garden was meant to be the main attraction. The poor birds are said to be a secondary attraction and they sure are - secondary alright and close to a second rate zoo rather than free roaming. The cages need lots of attention and so do the birds. A lot needs to be spent... More

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Katikati, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This has been established for many years and has interesting large trees and a pleasant garden.. There are a variety of birds, although not as many as in earlier years. Good food is available.

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The gardens have matured since we first visited in 1982. The bones of the garden are still splendid but early Autumn is not the best time to visit for flower display, which is mostly finished by then. It's a very attractive place and a nice walk around, but I think there could be a lot more attention paid to keeping... More

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Katikati, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We went here one day just to see what it was and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves the gardens are spectacular and it's a really lovely walk. I would go back and do this again anytime. Also the staff are lovely.

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