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“A place you will never forget!”

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

I visited Wingspan recently and was amazed! The staff obviously care deeply about the birds of prey, there is so much effort made to create a home for so many wild birds. As well as being able to get up close to these amazing creatures, they also have a museum and nice little gift shop. The best part of this unique experience is the flying display, and I even got to have a falcon land on my hand!
I highly recommend visiting Wingspan. The best part of my summer holiday. Thanks wingspan :D

Thank CASEY666
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is a must see in Rotorua, beautiful to watch the birds fly, very educational. Being able to feed the birds off your own hand is magic. Great for young and old.

Thank julie c
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Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Saw 20 day old morepork chicks being fed then watched the hour long bird display and even got to hold and feed a falcon. Well worth a visit, keepers very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Thank Embobabe1000
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Being Kiwis visiting a place like wingspan is amazing to see the work they do breeding & rearing these endangered birds the show was great, then after visiting we went to the government gardens to try to see the 2 birds they had recently released there, didn't have any luck they must have been shy but was alot of fun looking

Thank AnnHollister H
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

With a mix of fascinating natural and cultural history in the museum, an aviary with falcons hawks and moreporks (and cute & fluffy chicks), plus an entertaining and educational falconry display, this is really a value-for-money attraction - especially with the knowledge that the entry fee supports a worthwhile conservation cause in protecting the endangered NZ falcon (Karearea). The highlight was the opportunity to hold one of the falcons during the falconry show.

Thank kdtotara
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