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Katikati Bird Gardens

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Address: 263 Walker Road East | RD2, Katikati 3178, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-549 0912
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: A beautiful and extensive park on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour...
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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Delightful Day Out

Our family of four had a lovely couple of hours wandering around the natural landscapes with all the birds. Our six year olds loved the doves landing on them to eat the bird food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

What a fun stop on our way back to Auckland. The garden was great, we enjoyed every minute! The admission price is very reasonable and the birds are funny and friendly. Buy the bag of food when you pay for your ticket. Trust me, it is fun and you will get some great pictures of the birds!

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Maryborough, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We saw the sign and decided to call into the bird gardens. The cost was $8 each. We wandered through the over grown gardens which in their hay days would had been beautiful. It is a pity it has been let go. Up near the cafe it is clean and tidy. Plenty of chooks and peacocks wandering around. We wouldn't... More 

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Our family of four had a lovely couple of hours wandering around the natural landscapes with all the birds. Our six year olds loved the doves landing on them to eat the bird food but can see this would be scary for smaller children. The coffee shop food and coffee wasn't great but wasn't bad. had a nice play area... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This place was a great suprise and so worth the visit. To see birds like ducks, chooks and doves following you around the park for a feed was so entertaining. We had chooks that ran at full sprint to meet us when we entered the park - so funny. Great gardens as well , cheap food and an inexpensive afternoon.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I took my daughter and International student here today and we had a great time....was good to be able to feed the birds. Nice place to walk around with lovely plants.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of the best mornings we've had during our stay in New Zealand! Superb gardens and water features; great selection of birds, both caged and roaming free; lovely peaceful atmosphere throughout; friendly staff and great food in the cafe.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Visited the bird garden on a sunny March afternoon the shade df the trees was welcome and the birds seemed to be attracted to us or was that the bird food we were dispensing We also had an afternoon tea and the scones ,jam and cream along with the cuppa tea went down a treat.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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
2 reviews
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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Additional Information about Katikati Bird Gardens

Address: Address: 263 Walker Road East | RD2, Katikati 3178, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-549 0912
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Katikati
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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