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“Only two kiwi's not very good for disabled”

Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
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Full-Day Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Tour from Auckland including Lunch
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Owner description: 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.
newcastle england
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“Only two kiwi's not very good for disabled”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Only two adult kiwi' and if you arrive after feeding time 1.30pm the kiwi are put to bed. We were told the walk was suitable for the disabled in a wheelchair be ware lots of hills on grave that the wheelchair just slips on plus a door that is almost impossible in and out of the bird enclosure. Plus the wheelchair will not go round the entrance to the kiwi enclosure

The main birds to be seen are ducks

Visited November 2013
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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Public Relations Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. "Atu" our Great Spotted Kiwi, who is fed at 1.30 pm does go back to bed after her feeding (she sleeps for about 20 hours daily!) but we have Northern Brown Kiwi on display in the other Nocturnal House throughout the day. Unfortunately we do still have problems with wheel chair access, but our main building will be extensively redeveloped next year with full wheel chair accessibility. The gravel paths around the Park are also being progressively upgraded to provide a smoother surface.
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Blind River, Canada
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“Worthwhile Stop”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stopped in here on our way to the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and are glad we did. The displays were very nicely arranged and with the paths, ponds and trees was like a park and made quite a pleasant stroll. The information on the display boards about each bird was very informative . We actually did see some of these birds in our travels and it was nice to be able to say what they were. We did see the Kea and Kaka being fed and the talk about them was very good. It was obvious that this young woman enjoyed working there. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Visited September 2013
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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Public Relations Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Thank you!

We're steadily upgrading the Park (it's been in existence for just over 40 years) and our wonderful staff are working hard catching up on maintenance.
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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“Lots to see, worth supporting”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Although the highlight of the trip was the large kiwi being fed in the nocturnal house, there were lots of rare and other native birds in the park, well labeled. Some were captive, while others were not. There were informative displays as well. We were glad we fit this in in the unoccupied half day we had between Waitomo and the bus to Auckland.

Visited March 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Beaut afternoon”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were fortunate enough to visit the Kiwi house and native bird sanctuary 2nd November . The staff were very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. We were fascinated to see the kiwi, and other native birds of New Zealand. Well worth the trip no pressure.

Visited November 2013
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Tamahere, null, New Zealand
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to the Kiwi House. The place is looking a little tired but I noticed there are some areas under development which was good to see - hopefully there are also plans to tidy up the existing areas :) Staff were all nice and helpful. Was great to watch the kea and kaka being fed, but would have been even better if the staff doing the feeding were wearing a microphone.

Visited October 2013
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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Public Relations Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Thank you for the helpful feedback. Yes, we are steadily working towards a programme of Park refurbishment and will upgrade and redevelop the main building next year.
I'll pass on the tip about the microphone...we did suspect it would be a good idea too!
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