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Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

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1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
+64 7-357 4469
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Well worth it. Get there at 1:30 in time for the display at 2pm. This is so informative and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
via mobile
Must visit for bird lovers!

Wingspan is quite a small bird of prey museum/aviary/rescue centre. In saying that you get to view... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
+64 7-357 4469
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth it. Get there at 1:30 in time for the display at 2pm. This is so informative and incredible to see a falcon in action. We even got to have a turn with the glove and enjoy Hisan on our hand! You can also...More

Thank MicheleNZ000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wingspan is quite a small bird of prey museum/aviary/rescue centre. In saying that you get to view the birds fairly close in the aviary and they are really beautiful creatures! I would definitely recommend timing your visit with the flying show at 2pm (which they...More

Thank jingles1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This operation enables the continued work of a team of dedicated and passionate specialists, to save some of NZs endangered birds of prey. The karearea or NZ falcon is the main focus, there being fewer of these remaining than kiwi. Wingspan puts on daily demonstrations...More

Thank EJC142TR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are not interested in birds, then just do not go; you will be bored .... and it will not be so crowded for the rest of us who LOVE birds. Seriously, Wingspan is well worth going to and supporting even if the thought...More

Thank whosemother
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just enjoyed a few hours at Wingspan near Rotorua township. A wildlife refuge for native birds of prey including the Falcon and the Hawk with a walk in aviary and live show daily at 2pm this really is one of the best for your visit...More

Thank stephenf71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wingspan is not a big flash tourist attraction but they have a big heart. The 2pm show is great. Saw Hisan flying freely with photo ops to have a go with the glove and hold him. Learnt alot about the nz falcon. The wee ruru...More

Thank qofdnz
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Spend a couple of hours at the worthwhile facility. Basicly running on the smell of an oily rag, this organization does a wonderful job rehabilitating & re-settling New Zealand Falcons. There is a small, but interesting, museum. Make sure you are there at 2 o'clock,...More

Thank Phil K
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This centre is playing an important role in the protection of our NZ falcons, and in educating the public about them. They have some great display aviaries, where you can see falcons, harrier hawks, moreporks and barn owls, and a small museum about falcons and...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

A good show that shows what the NZ hawk can do in the wild. They are help out injured hawks and release back into the wind when possible. Take your own food with you as food is n/a at location. Worth a visit.

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit and learnt a lot. Our kids had a great time and very much enjoyed the display, they also got to hold the falcon on their arm. Excellent center doing great work for endangered species.

Thank Merrily H
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30 December 2016|
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Response from LyndaPerkins | Reviewed this property |
yes they are, enjoy
29 February 2016|
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Response from Wayne N | Reviewed this property |
There is a souvineer shop that you can have a look around and a small educational museum there as well. You can have a look through the aviary before the show that has falcons,hawks and moreporks in their own enclosures. To... More
30 November 2015|
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Response from Wayne N | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. Their promotional material says open 9am-3pm all weathers. Flying display at 2pm. I highly recommend it.