we booked a private tour with Nicole and it was fantastic. we all had a great time and were able to see some amazing birds, geckos and tuatara up close and personal. my 5 years old nephew and us were all able to touch the tuatara, play with some cute geckos, feed the keas and other birds as well as the ducks and fish and we saw the gorgeous kiwis very close. the park is well looked after and though it is small they have done a great job restoring it from an old town dump and looking after those amazing and endangered birds and co. we have learnt a lot about them and pounamu thanks to liz and we have left with lots of fantastic photos, memories and knowledge and knowing that we had contributed to saving the NZ wildlife not available anywhere else in this world. a highly recommended park and highly recommend the private tour. we loved it!!!!!!!