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“Flippin awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Owlcatraz

Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Shannon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This is a bird wildlife park with owl house, NZ weka birds, a lake, wild salmon, mini train rides for the kids picnic area, gift shop, and giant cows lovely park, theres a pig that begs for food shhep and a deer called Grace.
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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“Flippin awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is our number one attraction now. We took the family, wife, 5 kids and me and we all loved it. The kids didn't moan about anything. They all had something they enjoyed about it. We loved the enthusiasm of the guides. Very very insiteful about owls and glow worms. The glow worm caves were AMAZING and the owls were so cute! The best day we had with the kids this holidays! Highly recommended! Take a picnic lunch with you. You won't regret going and you'll be glad you did.

Visited December 2012
Thank Brigham-Anderson
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English first
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

We had a great afternoon at the Owlcatraz. The hosts were friendly and accommodating. The tour was fun and interesting. Loved all of the friendly animals! The glow worm cave was beautiful. Great value for money and a wonderful experience.

Visited November 2012
Thank Sarah V
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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Highlight of our holiday in NZ!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Was more than what we expected!. Exceptional value for money, tour guides were very friendly and informative (in particular Ross and Don, both experts!), a lot of beautiful animals to see and the glow worm caves are the best we have ever seen! If you want to see hundreds of glow worms then you will come to the right place. You will not regret coming to Owlcatraz!!

Visited October 2012
Thank CatherineKal
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Tokoroa, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Owl be back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

The owners and staff are very friendly and provided a great day out for me and my two teenage daughters. The glow worm cave tour is a definite draw card but we especially loved the owls, the ostrich and the extremely raucous cockatoo who proved to be a great source of entertainment. Well worth a visit!

Visited October 2012
Thank DonnaN289
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82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not for little kids - only did the train and playground”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Wasn't sure what to expect going with a 2 1/2 year old and the proprietor suggested the owl and bird tour might not suit so it was great to be warned about that. It was suggested we just vist the animals in the picnic and playground area for free and possibly ride the train. Most of the place that we saw is looking a bit run down but there were plenty of animals to look at. The train ride is just twice around the house with a stop at "lolly station" for a marshmallow but at only $1 that is fine. I do plan to go back when the little one is a year or so older.

Visited September 2012
Thank circe391
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