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“Tired looking” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Katikati Bird Gardens

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, 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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“Tired looking”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Not really that exciting to be honest, kids will like it I guess. The caged birds didn't look in the best condition nor did the interior of the cages, which might upset some people, and there was lots and lots of duck crap everywhere, including the cafe floor. Some of the geese were a bit aggressive when feeding them with a bag of seed (bought at the cafe before we started the walk around), so watch out for your kids and don't let then feed the geese without your close supervision.

Visited April 2013
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Tauranga
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“A real Kiwi slice of heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Having moved to New Zealand from the UK 4 years ago with my family, I was starting to miss the elegant beauty and tranquility of the good old fashioned English country garden. This was until we stumbled across Katikati's hidden gem. Katikati Bird Gardens is just a wonderful place to spend a few hours with your family, my little girl loved feeding the ducks, swans, chickens and other birds and she enjoyed mimicking the squawks of the Kea and Cockatoo's. The gardens are manicure just enough to give it a natural feel and the range of flora and fauna are a joy to behold. Admission was not expensive either for the whole family and they have a delightful cafe which and although service was somewhat as sedate as the setting, serves great coffee and food. We will definitely be back. :)

Visited March 2013
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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“Great, even on a rainy day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The Katikati Bird Gardens are a peaceful and wonderful place to catch up with friends and family and have a relaxing time walking around the beautiful gardens to see the wildlife. The food is lovely and the birds and people are very friendly. Kids love the playground by the cafe and a fluffy with a marshmallow always goes down well. The golf cart is a really good idea for elderly people who still want to see the garden but aren't up to walking it or even just for a more relaxing time going around the gardens. Overall, highly recommended for anyone of any age

Visited March 2013
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty,NZ
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“Katikati Bird Gardens”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

All a bit run down and sad really. Birds did not seem healthy or happy.
Our morning tea at cafe (very Pricey!) was spoilt by an over eager peacock who was very keen on a lady with me

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“Charming and tranquill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

For a sedate paced nature experience this is lovely. it is not a hyped tourist stop but a very natural encounter with some local wildlife.

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