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Katikati Bird Gardens

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Address: 263 Walker Road East | RD2, Katikati 3178, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-549 0912
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description:

A beautiful and extensive park on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour;...

A beautiful and extensive park on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour; the bird gardens feature a range of both native and exotic birds. Set in delightful gardens of mature trees, lily ponds and wetlands. Gift shop. Cafe. Golf car hire. A great family day out and place to unwind.

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Nice place to spend an afternoon

We went on a rather wet day so very few people about. This meant that the bird were hungry and came to us for food which was a little worrying at times (for me - the kids seemed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
yanski1976
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So so many gorgeous birds. The entrance fee is very reasonable considering the amount of birds and amazing gardens. The bird food is cheap which is nice too. Would be a perfect day out if you're on a budget with kids. Love this place!

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Thank Charlotte H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a rather wet day so very few people about. This meant that the bird were hungry and came to us for food which was a little worrying at times (for me - the kids seemed to love it). Would be nice to go back on a sunny day.

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Thank yanski1976
Katikati, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens is a wonderful place, the birds are so friendly and eat food right out out your hand. There are so many amazing birds to see from Peacocks and Parrots to Chickens and Ducks its a fabulous place! The cafe is also top quality with the toasted Panini's being absolutely divine! 10/10 would recommend to anyone all ages!

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Thank ben484
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter loves this place so had a great visit on Wednesday this week. She loves the doves feeding from her hands and refuses to go if it is later in the day A Peahen followed her around the whole place and she loved it

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Thank Kim S
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Lovely quick stop with good coffee. Peaceful gardens with beautiful bird life. Lucky find entourage to Auckland from Tauranga.

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Thank Paul E
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Amazing value for money with the birds being so friendly in what is an incredible environment. The coffee was great too!

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Thank Chris B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The cages were filthy, the animals looked awful. This zoo is terrible. The only zoo that I have seen worse then this one is the Otorohanga Kiwi House. I pitied the animals. Go to a pet store for a better time.

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Thank kiwiluvr
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

A fabulous place to interact with the birds and enjoy the beautiful grounds. Kids and adults alike love to feed the many birds roaming around. A great little cafe for food, too. Souvenir shop full of lovely, quirky things.

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Thank Yvette C
Katikati, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Needs some time and money spending on this to tidy it up. Felt very sorry for 1 lonely bird in a mouldy stark cage. Nice walk.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

My Mum and I accidentally showed up 2 weeks before the open season but were lucky enough to be let in because there was a school excursion also happening that day. The entry prices are good and we of course bought a $1 bag of food to feed the birds :P The gardens are absolutely beautiful and as 2 adults,... More 

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