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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

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Address: 25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-873 7391
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Since 1971 the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park has been helping...

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.

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Full-Day Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Tour from Auckland including Lunch
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Called in on way home from Waitomo caves. Just wanted to see an actual Kiwi. It is not the most modern park, but then it's whole point is about Kiwi preservation not providing... read more

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Helsinki, Finland
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is much larger than we expected and there were much more birds and other animals than we thought. The aviaries seemed to have been built to exactly copy the natural habitats of the animals, at least it seemed so to laymen like us. The kiwi was adorable, of course. Eyes need a bit of time to adjust to... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Kiwi sanctuary is the best place in New Zealand to see Kiwis. There are many species of this illusive bird and this sanctuary has been involved in conserving all of them since 1971. This day we participated in feeding the red-crowned kakariki (they ate from our hand) and saw the Brown Kiwi in a night time setting. And, in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in on way home from Waitomo caves. Just wanted to see an actual Kiwi. It is not the most modern park, but then it's whole point is about Kiwi preservation not providing modern facilities. It's a great little park if you love birds and enjoy seeing your kids grossed out at the prospect of patting and eel! The Kiwi... More 

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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is by no means the biggest, fanciest or most accessible animal sanctuary/wildlife park in the world, but it is most certainly worth a visit! We came at feeding time and got to experience the fascinating kiwi birds in "full swing", so to speak. The park warden was very knowledgeable and it was clear that she really held these... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really great visit to this bird park. We saw lots of really unique birds. The kiwi were active, and we saw lots of lizards too. The staff was friendly and the park was just the right size for navigating in about an hour with toddlers. It was a misty day, but there was enough tree cover and... More 

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Central Poland, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small to walk (you need 1 hour) but with lots of various birds. As the name says, you can see kiwi birds there. Gift shop & some information about kiwi are also available. Recommended to see.

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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and helping us to conserve NZ's unique wildlife. We really appreciate your support and hope to see you agin in the future. More 

Stow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent not-for-profit save the bird park getting its start saving the kiwis and other native birds. Great talks and you get to see live kiwis up close and personal.

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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and helping us to conserve kiwi and other NZ natives. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reading the mixed reviews on here we weren't sure what to expect from the Kiwi House but we thought we'd give it a try. It was raining the day we went but large umbrellas were provided which was great! We were fortunate enough to get good viewings of all 3 of the kiwis they have and we found the different... More 

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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting. We're glad you had a good time despite the weather! We hope to see you again in the future! More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kiwi house is in dire need of renovations. The entrance/gift shop area is very tired and looks the same as when I visited in 1985. I was embarrassed and disappointed to bring my relatives from England to this "attraction". As for the kiwi... We saw one...eventually, for a couple of minutes in the first enclosure. In the other enclosures... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to visit when driving through the area, stopped off with my cousin. A bit on the pricey side - not sure it is worth $24 considering the state of some of the outdoor enclosures, could do with some improvements. We did see a Kiwi in the first enclosure which was good, nothing in the second. Probably wouldn't return.

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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this review

We're very sorry to hear the visit wasn't what you expected. Our kiwi were a little disturbed following the earthquake so were not their usual selves. We are a not for profit charity funded by admissions from visitors so thank you your visit will help us to continue upgrading our facilities. If you'd like to discuss your visit further, I'd... More 

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