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Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum

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Address: 500 State Highway 14 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-438 9630
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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I wanted to show my daughter a kiwi. They were in a lovely enclosure and they were out and about doing their thing.We were there during feeding and there were only six people... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted to show my daughter a kiwi. They were in a lovely enclosure and they were out and about doing their thing.We were there during feeding and there were only six people there. We also got to see a tuatara and other small reptiles and insects. My daughter actually preferred the museum, which was well set out. The staff... More 

Thank karris21
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off at Kiwi North on our way to Paihia, and ended up spending four hours there because there was so much to see. Starting with the two kiwis of course. They are in a darkened glass enclosure so you can get to see them really close up. They were pretty active when we were there but try to time... More 

Thank serafis
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Kiwi enclosure is awesome and the Kiwis seem extremely happy to be there, chasing each other around playfully and searching for food. The best part is that the Kiwis are being raised for release into the wild. The reptile displays are great too. You get a close up look at Tuatara and the native geckos. The museum was quite... More 

Thank Katie R
Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We found Kiwi North accidentally. What a great find! I marked two items off of my bucket list - seeing a live kiwi and seeing a live tuatara. The staff are completely committed to care of their beasts. They are equally committed to sharing their knowledge and the importance of proactive conservation of natural lands for these creatures. There are... More 

Thank daveG2849FT
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you 'discovered' us. Yes we may have a fantastic product to advocate for but our staff are our biggest asset by far. They love what they do and care about why we are doing it. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to submit a review. Happy and safe... More 

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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Went on a slow Monday, October had the very knowledgeable staff to ourselves. Friendly informative staff that were very patient with the questions. Definitely saw the Kiwi and the infrared burrow cams were great when the Kiwi were feeling shy. Ticket to see kiwis included entry to the museum and all historic exhibitions on the site. Got there late and... More 

Thank 365vanessae
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137 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

The woman at the front desk was extremely informative, friendly and professional and gave us a lot of good information. The animal exhibits are well set up. Spent a lot of Time in the museum which was very interesting. Very pleased to see most of the items (like bones)are real not replicas like a lot of other museums. Didn't get... More 

1 Thank Jea M
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for Kiwi North. We have a wonderful team who really love what they do. We are very lucky to have real skeletons, bones and fossils in our collection and to therefore be able to share 'the real thing' with our visitors. This weather has been intense but you are... More 

Gladstone, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Really worth the visit. We had to wait a while to see the kiwis come out so we went through the museum first and it was excellent. Watching the Kiwis was great and it was very hard to leave them.

Thank Kimalin20
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thanks for visiting and for placing a review. One of the many benefits of having so much in one place is that there is always something to explore if the animals are not being very sociable at that time. Yes it is hard to leave Kapua and Puna. There is always something different to see with live animals... More 

Sacramento, California
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248 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Wow, wow, wow! We happened upon this jewel of a place while traveling through Whangarei in north New Zealand. An incredibly lucky find. It's actually 3 places in one; A historical museum, A heritage house and ( most interestingl for me is ) The Kiwi House with wildlife exhibits and information. Here they have several rare and endangered animals that... More 

1 Thank Jeff R
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this review

Kia ora Jeff, Thank you firstly for choosing to spend some of you precious holiday time with us, and secondly for writing such a fabulous review. Yes Kiwi North is unique in that there is so much variation in one special place, including the only kiwi and tuatara viewing in Northland. Our staff do a great job because they love... More 

Salford, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

A fabulous place which cost is $15 each to visit and they were very happy if we wanted to come back and have another look at the 2 kiwis in their special enclosure. Although it takes a while for your eyes to get used to the low light, if everyone is quiet, they happily move around and we saw them... More 

1 Thank suesalford
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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104 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is an interesting spot to see a kiwi and old farm homestead. It is a very simple museum that includes some live kiwi birds and live geckos.

1 Thank Randy S
Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes we are an interesting combination of natural and social history, and living natural history being the only captive kiwi and tuatara viewing in Northland. The homestead is quite unique as it was only ever lived in by one family for 3 generations and therefore has had very few alterations.... More 

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