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Kiwi Birdlife Park Admission provided by Kiwi Park

Kiwi Birdlife Park Admission

Kiwi Birdlife Park Admission
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93% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2–3 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7085KIWI
Important information
Inclusions
  • Audio Guide
  • Kiwi Feed
  • Conservation Show
  • Entry/Admission - Kiwi Park
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking
Duration
2–3 hours
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear sun protection and comfortable walking shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • Audio Guide
  • Kiwi Feed
  • Conservation Show
  • Entry/Admission - Kiwi Park
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear sun protection and comfortable walking shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
143 reviews
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Very good
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Terrible
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fizzysoup
Queenstown, New Zealand254 contributions
Jan 2021
We have lived in Queenstown for seven years and have walked/cycled past the Kiwi Birdlife Park many times, but never entered as we thought it was just a very small enclosure. That was until this Sunday, thanks to an article in Mountain Scene about the Park, and the beginning of a 'Pancake Sunday' promotion.
As we entered we were met by Paul (the General Manager) who was exceptionally pleasant and helpful. My wife was not so well so she did a short walk around, and watched the Conservation Show. The show was entertaining and informative, and we learned a few things we were not aware of, including the very surprising information about the Kiwi egg. My wife then went to the cafe and had a coffee and a most delicious fresh hot pancake, with maple syrup & blueberries. I carried on around the park and was very impressed by the extensive grounds with something of interest around every corner.
I joined my wife for a coffee (unfortunately the pancakes had all sold out, so get in early), and we had a long chat with Paul, and met his lovely wife and two young sons.
I became a 'Friend of The Park' (only $60) which grants you unlimited access for the year, and intend to take my boys there to enjoy everything on offer.
Highly recommend.
Written January 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

juliegnz
31 contributions
We paid almost half the pre covid price and this seemed fair and comparable with similar attractions in Christchurch. Definitely go to the conservation show (though there was no falcon unfortunately). The kiwi are more active immediately after feeding time. Helpful staff. The Maori content should be removed until it can be done meaningfully, which they are saving up for.
Written April 28, 2021
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paul2009
Auckland Central, New Zealand21 contributions
Jun 2020
A relaxing, enjoyable & informative experience in the heart of Queenstown. Over the years the family owned attraction has transformed 5 acres of land to deliver open aviaries and enclosures enabling visitors to get up close & personal with iconic NZ bird life including rare & endangered species. The opportunity to see Kiwi in close to their natural habitat shouldn't be missed. Admission includes portable audio tour commentary, entertaining conservation show & Kiwi encounter feeding. The staff are really genuine & their enthusiasm & commitment for what they are doing in conservation take the park from simply a tourist attraction to another level.
Allow about 2 hours for a leisurely walk through the grounds taking in all the exhibits, audio commentary & shows although it could be seen at a faster or slower pace..
Facilities are modern, well maintained & clean. There's a shop & cafe...we enjoyed coffee sitting by the wood burner on a chilly day.
Only downside, might be a bit pricey for a family outing but if you're looking for an alternative to the (expensive) adrenaline filled activities Queenstown offers, definitely put the Birdlife Park on your list. The variety of NZ birdlife you will encounter is as good as it gets. And you don't have to walk the Milford or Routeburn tracks !
Written June 29, 2020
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Anna R
15 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
It was nice to see the birds and geckos and trout and the kids really enjoyed the headphone sets we were given that had recordings about each exhibit. For a visitor to NZ who is only going to Queenstown and wants to see kiwi and tuatara, I think this would be a great place to visit. We went on an entry-by-donation special, so it was good value, but I don't think I would have been willing to pay the full ticket price, as a New Zealander, since there are lots of other places you can see many of the same animals for free or cheaper entry fees, such as the Queenspark aviaries and tuatara in Invercargill which are free, or Orana Park or Willowbank in Christchurch which are cheaper and have more animals. Although it's good that some of the money goes to support breeding kiwi for release back into the wild so it is money spent for a good cause, and it's a peaceful, pleasant place to hang out for a couple of hours, with a cafe, clean toilets and a conservation show (which we missed, being there at the wrong time).
Written June 25, 2020
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Ashley
Palmerston North, New Zealand10 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Amazing park!

I am surprised this park isn't on many 'must do' lists. This is the one thing I would recommend people do in Queenstown. I have been to similar parks around the country, I think this park is probably the best one!

The park is surprising big. There are audio guides to listen to along the way. These are very informative and great to listen to.

This park has the best kiwi enclosures I have ever seen. They are beautiful and appear perfectly suited for these little birds. The kiwi encounter was very informative with time to chat to the keeper and ask questions.

There is a huge amount of NZ birds and lizards in the park. Lots of these are part of breeding programs or rehabilitation. I love that some of the birds that would not survive in the wild are able to find a home here.

The park has native trees that you can purchase for a donation. You pick your little tree and put a name tag on it. When the park plants the tree they will email you a photo of where it has been planted.

There is a Cafe and gift shop as well.
Written February 18, 2021
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Kia ora, Thanks so much for your wonderful review and 5 star rating. We really appreciate your visit and support. Yes, we also think that the Kiwi Birdlife Park is a Must-Do for any visitor to Queenstown! Its a chance to see our wonderful kiwi and natives up close!! We have planted over 20,000 native trees and its a delight to watch all the birds coming to visit us! Thank you for your support! Ka pai!!!
Written September 9, 2021
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Lizzy H
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
Had a lovely time visiting the park. Got to see kiwi up close, morepork, and kea and weka roaming in their own space. So cool. One guide showed us the bee farm they have and we did honey tasting.
Was abit more expensive than we thought at $98 for two people but we were glad to hear all the money goes toward conservation and the park upkeep. Would recommend if you love bird life and supporting conservation.
Written January 5, 2022
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maggielford
Central Otago, New Zealand6 contributions
Jun 2020
Being Central Otago locals, we took the opportunity of visiting while the entry ticket was a 'koha' which made it very affordable for us. We were so pleased we made the visit. It is such a fantastic place that is showcasing our local fauna and flora. The information provided on boards, and the self guided audio tour. The Kiwi Encounter and the Conservation show are a highlight. The work that the 'Park' is doing in conservation is to be applauded.
We were particularly pleased to see so many families with young children visiting and perhaps that was the direct result of entry by koha!!! It would be great to see this extended, or maybe have specials for locals and local tourists alike from time to time.
Written June 23, 2020
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lisak12
Washington DC272 contributions
May 2020
My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our afternoon here. Admission price includes an audio guide, map, and admission to their shows/feeding displays where you get to see some of the animals up close. It is a locally owned and run organization and they explain about habitat loss, invasive (pest) species, and other aspects that contribute to the health of endemics. They have a kiwi breeding program where they re-introduce the North Island Brown Kiwi back into the wild, in cooperation with DOC. The gift shop is quite nice, and all of the employees were welcoming, enthusiastic about their jobs, and went out of their way to ensure we saw what we hoped to. If the weather turns bad while you're there, it's no problem because your receipt allows you to be readmitted for two more days, which makes it good value in my opinion. If I had kids I would definitely bring them as I think they would be enchanted.
Written May 14, 2020
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Laura T
Buderim, Australia41 contributions
Mar 2020
This is an authentic, old style tourist attraction - conceived by passionate locals and run to protect native wildlife, educate and rehabilitate natural habitats. The admission price is not cheap, but the work going on at the park with upgrades of facilities, cages and exhibits, is evidence of why the admission price is perhaps higher than one might expect. I thought of the $44 per person more as a contribution to conservation than as the price of an tourist experience. To get maximum value for money, make sure you plan around the talks as these are excellent - very informative and well done with the rainbow lorikeet the main star of the show. Bird lovers will particularly enjoy a visit to the park, but possibly others who are not huge birding enthusiasts might find the value for money scale doesn't stack up. The information on trying to regenerate the natural landscape was also interesting. These guys need support - they are doing a great job!
Written March 4, 2020
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Annadeb2
Seattle, WA25 contributions
Feb 2019
It takes less than a day in NZ to hear how hard at work locals are in efforts to preserve the endandered Kiwi. It's thanks to places like Kiwi Birdlife Park that these efforts are making headway. 100% of your admission goes to conservation efforts for NZ birdlife - and a huge part of NZ's natural heritage is their bird species. Try to make it to both the conservation show and a Kiwi feeding. The former will get you up to speed on what is at stake and what's being done about it, and latter is the best way to guarantee a sighting of these rare and reclusive birds while you visit! Walking around the the various bird huts was so cool. I fell in love with NZ's funny, surprisingly intelligent native birds here, and the park became a welcome and unexpected highlight from the trip.
Written January 12, 2020
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brianbR1827HF
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Lots of birds
After a week of chasing birds around Fiordland and Stewart Island it was great to be able to confirm so many of my
Inspiration456650
Inspiration456650
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Great Visit
Loved this park, it is well laid out and well sign posted with a hearing running commentary. Saw the kiwi and many
coralm836
coralm836
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Holiday weekend
Great place to visit saw lots of kiwis very friendly and formative talk on the bees and great honey tasting. Great
Relax55681299019
Relax55681299019
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Amazing!! If I could give it more stars I would!
So worth the visit! I love how up close you can get with all the birds, it was so interested and I have left feelin
Howard A
Howard A
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Brilliant
We were advised to put aside 45 minutes for the Birdlife Centre. We were there over 3 hours. Located in the centre
kiwiflyer10
kiwiflyer10
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Lots of kiwis
Came to see kiwis and was not disappointed! Saw 5 kiwis pretty clearly especially during feeding time. Got to see a
Vicki C
Vicki C
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Close encounters
Wonderful view of kiwi going about their business and up close encounters with Kea and Tuatara. Important conservat
vwatts40
vwatts40
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Extensive nature reserve close to the gondola
Just by the lower gondola station there is what looks like a corrugated iron shed. Going through this entrance is a
RennieMD
RennieMD
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Worth a visit
They do a great job with the Kiwi here and it was really nice to be able to see them. Plenty of bird life to see wh
paziamoore
paziamoore
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Went Three Times and Loved Every One
My husband and I purchased passes and went to the conservation show and kiwi feeding. We learnt a heap at the show
KayJay8888
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Great Visit!
Having been to Queenstown several times before, we had previously avoided the Birdlife Park due to it's high price
Maddytomp
Maddytomp
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Amazing experience
Loved this place! Lots of information was given about the birds there and the staff were so friendly! My favourite
BusyMayBee
BusyMayBee
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Awesome conservation experience
This is a beautiful park and a great experience. I am a NZ’der and this was the closest and best viewing of kiwi I
Aklfishboy
Aklfishboy
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Unheralded Gem - highly recommended
Last minute decision, but a very good one. Large selection of birds including kiwi's, in great surrounding's, add
travelavecmonamour
travelavecmonamour
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Great way to spend a couple of hours
We had a lovely time despite the rainy cold weather. It was fun to watch the kiwi scurrying around and hear their m
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