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Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

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1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
+64 7-357 4469
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Bird of prey heaven

These birds are amazing and the staff share just how special these birds are. Very knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
This would have to be one of the best

This must be a hidden gem in Rotorua. Wingspan gave us the opportunity to get very close to both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark S
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1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
+64 7-357 4469
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These birds are amazing and the staff share just how special these birds are. Very knowledgable staff and well run

Thank blackatz001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This must be a hidden gem in Rotorua. Wingspan gave us the opportunity to get very close to both new zealand falcon and morepork. Make sure you are there at 2pm to watch the flying display. We where lucky to see Rosie's first public flight...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Little place with a big focus on conservation of an endemic endangered species. Was great to see a place so educational. Highlight was the bird of prey show and getting to hold a nz falcon and learning about this amazing bird from a friendly and...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Wingspan is a great place to go. If you head up there about 1:30pm you can look around the aviary and in the museum before the talk and flight demonstration at 2:00pm. Well worth the look and helping with education and rehabilitation of injured birds.

Thank StaticAlert
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We loved being able to see all of the falcons in the aviary while we waited for the show to start. They are all so different and Hisan was such a character; flying right up to the mesh to check us out before flying away...More

Thank 55vintage
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This is just an incredible place to visit. The centre is dedicated to saving injured native falcons and repatriating them or using them as breeding stock to increase the numbers in nz. These birds are just beautiful and this is an amazing look into the...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed August 4, 2017

This is an essential activity to do, a magical experience which leaves your spirit soaring like these amazing birds.

Thank fandingo
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Although I have given this attraction 3 stars, this was purely on this visit. This was my second time visiting the Bird of prey centre. I was really excited as my previous visit i was so amazed at the demonstrations, the centre and everything they...More

Thank Karl R
Reviewed July 31, 2017

How wonderful are the team at Wingspan!!! Truly dedicated and knowledgeable people who have given so much of themselves to New Zealands bird of prey conservation and protection. Great demonstration with the falcon handling and we loved to see and hear about the extensive behind...More

Thank WildGuy1
Reviewed July 12, 2017

The staff are very knowledgeable and the centre is all about looking after birds of prey. The display at 2pm is very good and appealed to a wide range of ages - the staff are able to engage the children but also give grown up...More

Thank sjjdxb
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December 30, 2016|
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Response from LyndaPerkins | Reviewed this property |
yes they are, enjoy
February 29, 2016|
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Response from Wayne N | Reviewed this property |
There is a souvineer shop that you can have a look around and a small educational museum there as well. You can have a look through the aviary before the show that has falcons,hawks and moreporks in their own enclosures. To... More
November 30, 2015|
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Response from Wayne N | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. Their promotional material says open 9am-3pm all weathers. Flying display at 2pm. I highly recommend it.