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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

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Address: 25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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+64 7-873 7391
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Since 1971 the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park has been helping...

Since 1971 the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park has been helping to save New Zealand`s national icon, the Kiwi bird. The Kiwi House is a not-for-profit organisation; all proceeds help support conservation projects. We guarantee that visitors will always see Kiwi, plus the largest private collection of native birds and reptiles in NZ.We are just 15 minutes from the world famous Waitomo Caves and 2.5 hours south of Auckland.

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Saw my first kiwi!

This native bird park surpassed expectations. Small town wildlife parks can be a bit dismal but on the basis of recommendations made by a number of locals, we gave this a go. So... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bella1Canberra
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We realised early on in our tour of N.Z that we were extremely unlikely to see a Kiwi in the wild, but felt we couldn't come home without seeing one. This little bird park answered our wishes. It is well laid out and has several other birds indigenous to N.Z The information given was excellent and it was a delight... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This native bird park surpassed expectations. Small town wildlife parks can be a bit dismal but on the basis of recommendations made by a number of locals, we gave this a go. So pleased we did because as lovers of birds but knowing little about those of NZ, this park was excellent. Not only did we see a gorgeous large... More 

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Thank Bella1Canberra
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very neat and tidy set up. Animals well cared for. Highlight of the trip was watching the Kiwi chicks being fed!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was born and grew up in hamilton and visited here many times as a child. Just visited here and it is still as great as it was when I was a child. The entry fee is cheap compared to other tourist operators in the Waikato and they are actually using the money for good rather than their own financial... More 

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Thank ainsleeash
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting with us. I'm so pleased to hear this last visit matched up to your childhood memories! If you're interested in seeing some of the behind the scenes work we do, you may enjoy some of our photo stories and videos on our FaceBook page and Youtube channel. Hope to see you again in the future! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well made mini bird park. We enjoyed walking around all of it. The definite highlight of the trip was definitely watching the large spotted kiwi being fed. Worth going!

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Thank Kristina K
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for spending the afternoon with us and helping us with our conservation efforts! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed seeing Tasman the Great Spotted Kiwi in action. Hope to see you again in the future! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A gem for bird lovers. It has a range of many of their birds well presented and with good information. It includes Kea, KaKa and the large brown Kiwi and other kiwis. Try to visit when the staff are feeding and talking about the individual birds.

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Thank John S
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming to visit and helping us to conserve NZ's natives! It's great to hear you enjoyed a variety of the keeper talks held each day and got to know a bit more about some of the real characters in the park. If you're interested in finding out more you may enjoy some of the videos and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow I loved this place. Brilliant value for money and seeing my first kiwi was a magical moment. The grounds are very natural and the animals are in a great environment. These guys do a brilliant job of getting information across about the kiwi. I would actually re visit this place!!

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Thank Rita M
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting with us and helping us carry out the work we love! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed the kiwi viewing and the park. We hope to see you again soon but in between visits you may enjoy some of our photostories and videos about the behind the scenes work on our FaceBook and Youtube... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with daughter and a 3 year old and an 18 month old. Best visit ever. Excellent customer service, brilliant volunteer who guided us round and we saw 9 tuatara in the aviary. I love all the shade and how it is completely doable with small children who can get bored easily. An absolute 'must see'.

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Thank Sandra R
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm so glad to hear your little ones enjoyed their visit. Our volunteer guides are awesome and it's always good to get a hand from someone 'in the know' to help you spot tuatara in our free flight aviary. They can be right beside the track and still I've walked past them! We hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for killing a couple of hours. You can see a kiwi real close and it's fun to watch the keeper being 'attacked'. The photocopied map is really unclear as you can't read the words.

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Thank Karen N
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting with us! Glad to hear you enjoyed seeing the kiwi. Thank you for letting us know the map was not up to scratch. We have sorted it ready for the next visitors. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it! Recommend! I'd give this place a 5/5 but some of the displays and facilities need to be updated. This certainly didn't take away from the very special experience of seeing KIWI! And kea...and tuatara...and feeding kakariki right out of our hands! Also: super friendly staff and cute gift shop. Last but not least...this place does awesome and super... More 

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Thank Vicki W
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind feedback! I'm so glad to hear you managed to spend some time seeing kiwi, kea and tuatara to name a few. I must say hand feeding the red crowned kakariki is also a favourite with our team too. Funny enough if you were here on New Years Eve the team were especially elated having... More 

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