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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

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Address: 25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 873 7391
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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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Full-Day Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Tour from Auckland including Lunch

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Saw 3 of 4 Kiwis... just have to be patient..!

We spent about an hour at the Bird Park, we primarily went for the Kiwis. We first walked through the Kiwi House and were lucky enough to see the Greater Spotted Kiwi out in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
flreardon-brown
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Camberley, United Kingdom

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The kiwi feeding is one of the most hysterical things I've ever seen in my entire life! It boggles my mind that they don't advertise it on their website because I think it would draw a huge crowd! Before visiting the Otorohanga Kiwi House, I knew nothing about kiwi birds. After learning about them, I completely understand why they're endangered.... More 

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Thank JenJF5678
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Tasman the Great Spotted Kiwi is hilarious to watch when she tries to show us how tough she is (even though she'll consistently stop for a bite to eat in the middle of it). Thank you for your helpful feedback on our advertising. At this stage we don't advertise this kiwi's behaviour on our... More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about an hour at the Bird Park, we primarily went for the Kiwis. We first walked through the Kiwi House and were lucky enough to see the Greater Spotted Kiwi out in the enclosure. You really do have to be patient though and wait to let your eyes adjust to the dark. We then went for a wander... More 

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

Thank you very much for making the decision to stop by! I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing the kiwi. Tasman the Great Spotted Kiwi is quite a sight being fed isn't she! You might enjoy seeing some of the photostories and video of the kiwi involved in our breeding programme on our FaecBook page or Youtube channel. Thank you for... More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with our visit, very expensive for two to get in ($50) and only saw 1 kiwi when apparently there are 17 in the park. Too many empty displays and defiantly not worth the price tag.

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

I'm sorry to hear your visit did not meet your expectations. We have recently transferred some young kiwi into the nocturnal house and they clearly have not yet transitioned completely to the new setting. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly to discuss your visit further at manager@kiwihouse.org.nz More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a terrific experience. The hosts were friendly and the wildlife carer was exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit snd seeing the Kiwi birds on action was delightful. The availability of a wheelchair gave our elderly Dad the ability to see all the action. Thanks heaps we had a great time.

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Thank Lakehouse15
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

How lovely to have you with us! So glad to hear Dad was able to join in with you around the park. We're making more and more improvements to the park to make it wheelchair and walker friendly as we redevelop each area. Thank you for helping us conserve NZ's unique wild life. Hope to see you again in the... More 

Amherst
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34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While we realize that the kiwis are not there to perform we left disappointed, mainly because aside from the nocturnal area for kiwis there wasn't a whole lot to see for the rather expensive entry fee. The highlight for our daughters was spotting a tuatara in the walk through aviary. Ok stop on the way to Waitomo but I would't... More 

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Thank Lee B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a Friday around 3pm and there wasn't many people around which was great as we got a one-on-one presentation of the kiwis with the very friendly staff member - she climbed in with the kiwis and threw some mealworms around which made the spotted kiwi come running - and run he did, racing around the enclosure so... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a definite must for persons interested in New Zealand wildlife - well setup - the Kiwi display is excellent with TV showing what thekiwis were doing [ they are nocturnal & so not out in the day] other bird enclosures are good with plenty of information.

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Thank Gerald B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot more in this attraction than expected. Includes various geckos as well as NZ birds. Unfortunately the day before we arrived, the adventurous kiwi was flown out sick and the replacement kiwi was too shy to come out, so only saw the kiwis on night camera in their burrows. A bit disappointing. But the kids loved it anyway.

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Thank Bevan K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I initially came here with the intention of just seeing Kiwis but the overall place had more to offer!! Definitely worth visiting if you're in Otorohanga!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Lovely way to spend a day for animal enthusiasts. Very lovely and interesting birds. The staff were approachable, friendly and most importantly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Very good at sharing their passion for the birds and the project.

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