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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

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25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 7391
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and I are visiting New Zealand from Australia and were keen to see a Kiwi. We were able to see a kiwi right up close, which was fantastic. This place is definitely under-selling itself though because they house so many other animals and...More

Thank Bronopoly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see Kiwis with interesting talks, make sure to be there for the feeding time.kiwis are such an amazing species, go there and help protecting them in paying your entry fee.

Thank Lara P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a highlight of our NZ visit. We visited at 10:00 to be for the first Keeper feeding session of the day with the Kiwi. With kiwis sleeping for 20hrs a day, this was a great move. We got to see a greater spotted...More

1  Thank Grembo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a bird park where you can see the kiwi and other birds. To be honest, it was a bit outdated and a lot of birds just didn’t feel that special to me (many ducks etc). Kiwi’s are nocturnal, so we only saw one...More

Thank Marc v
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped there on our way between Waitomo and Hobbiton. We were a little but disappointed at first because we couldnt see any kiwi, which was the bird we were mainly interested on. But after a second try, we could spot one, and we were...More

Thank LauraOlivella
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Visited here whilst passing through Otorohanga. The site is laid out well so you can walk through all the enclosures and see a huge variety of native New Zealand birds. There are 3 kiwi enclosures which are dark during the day. Unfortunately we did not...More

Thank IainR
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We were thrilled to see active kiwis in their nocturnal habitat, particularly as we knew they sleep most of the day and are only active a few hours. The keeper talks were very informative and we also enjoyed Patrick and his eels, as well as...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We loved the Kiwi House and the big aviary, and all of the other wonderful interactive spaces for birds like kereru, kakariki and also different kinds of ducklings and plovers that we'd never seen before. I loved learning a lot more about our native birds...More

Thank KGAuckland
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Everything is branded Kiwi, and of course, that’s what we are all here for. But there is so much more to the Kiwi House. It’s got many of the major birds of New Zealand, and it’s a great introduction to get close up and personal...More

1  Thank DadaGee
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the kiwi house. I loved the kiwis while my husband liked the Tuatara lizard. Reasonable prices. Highly recommended

Thank NickyAkers
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3 May 2017|
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Response from Otorohanga Kiwi... a | Property representative |
Hi there! We suggest you allow at least 45 minutes to an hour to walk around the park and take in one or two of our daily keeper talks. The keepers talks are about: kiwi (10.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm), kea and kaka (11am... More