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Owlcatraz

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Address: Main Road South, Shannon, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06-362 7872
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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This is a bird wildlife park with owl house, NZ weka birds, a lake, wild...

This is a bird wildlife park with owl house, NZ weka birds, a lake, wild salmon, mini train rides for the kids picnic area, gift shop, and giant cows lovely park, theres a pig that begs for food shhep and a deer called Grace.

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The owl/ruru enclosure was large & interesting, nice to be close to the birds. It wasn't as good as I expected. Tho it is kind they made the enclosure circular so the owls can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Beth L
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The owl/ruru enclosure was large & interesting, nice to be close to the birds. It wasn't as good as I expected. Tho it is kind they made the enclosure circular so the owls can circle & not have to keep stopping at corners. The glowworms cave was a breathtkaing experience & well worth the visit alone. The guide was a... More 

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Thank Beth L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and informative staff. Glow-worm cave was great - Don was an excellent guide. The kids love their 'pokehimons' :-)

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Thank Joseph M
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We visited Owlcatraz all the way from Wellington in the school holidays and although warmly welcomed and quickly put on a tour, it was rushed and the young lad who took the tour seemed bored and disinterested rushing us through the park. The concept is great and when we finally reached the owlhouse after observing some ramshackle weka enclosures and... More 

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Thank Penguin_sus
hampshire, UK
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited with hope, though the name should have given it away. First stop the small animal enclosure where your first meeting was with what was clearly a deeply depressed miniature horse in a tiny bare enclosure. It got worse with rabbits encaged on boards with no space to run about. We were all deeply upset by the ramshackle nature... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Having driven past numerous times we felt it was time to visit. Not expecting a great deal making a false assumption that because it was off the beaten track it wouldn't be more than a hobbyist display. However to much surprise it was a great labour of love of the owners and staff who clearly look after the animals in... More 

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Thank Dave A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We were greeted by friendly staff and had informative guides on our tour of the park. Great to see Owls in their natural habitat. All the animals were well cared for and a lovely place to visit.

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Thank ChristineB284
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had heard about Owlcatraz from one of our friends and had been planning a visit for some time. Finally this summer we managed to come here and it was well worth the wait ! The staff here are very friendly and knowledgeable. They are quite flexible with the packages based on what you want to specifically see in the... More 

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Thank wellnzer
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Hubby and I took our 11yr old son. The guided tour through the farmland is great - very entertaining and knowledgeable guide. There are animals to see and lots of native flora/fauna. The owl house was really enjoyable. We were blessed to have a couple of owls fly over us - doesn't always happen! You can't take photos but as... More 

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Thank Kirstin B
Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

On the plus side, nice touch that they provide a personal guide. Was good fun for our kids as they love animals. It was clear the staff love what they do and love the animals. Very knowledgeable staff.We spent over 2 hours there so feel the value for money was reasonable. Alos a very nice touch was giving a little... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Called in to break up a trip from New Plymouth to Wellington. Rang ahead to check on guided tour times and were delighted to be told they would wait for us. I just needed to text if we changed our mind. It says closing time is 3 but in reality that is the time for the last tour. We arrived... More 

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