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Katikati Bird Gardens

263 Walker Road East | RD2, Katikati 3178, New Zealand
64 7 549 0912
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Katikati
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: A beautiful and extensive park and bird sanctuary on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour; the bird gardens feature a wide range of native and... more » Owner description: A beautiful and extensive park and bird sanctuary on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour; the bird gardens feature a wide range of native and colourful birds. Set in delightful gardens of mature trees, lily ponds, wetlands and secret paths. Gallery & gift shop. Cafe serving Illy Coffee and lunches. Golf car tours and accommodation in a romantic cottage. A great family day out and place to unwind. « less
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 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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Rotorua
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit gardens are stunning and bird super cute. Would go again anytime. Highly recommend for anyone visiting New Zealand and looking for somewhere peaceful to visit. Also the staff are so lovely and kind. :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I guess it all depends on what you like. We thought from the brochure that this would have a strong presence of native birds but we could not find any all. There are some rather run-down aviaries with some very bored although well-fed exotic birds sitting in them. It was nice to see that the birds were in good condition.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

The Bird Gardens are fantastic! Everyone who's telling you a different thing just chose the wrong kind of attraction. The gardens are lovely to walk through, enjoy the nature and all the lovely bird which are runninh after you, if you got a pack of bird food :D After our first visit we were so fascinated, that we decided to... More

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