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Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

#1 of 5 things to do in Ngongotaha Features Animals
1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
+64 7-357 4469
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Well worth a visit

We had a lovely friendly greeting when we arrived and invited to enjoy a complimentary tea or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan W
Cambridge, New Zealand
via mobile
Interesting & a good cause!

Everyone should go to the show to support the threatened NZ falcon, the kārearea. Very informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yasmin H
Dunedin, New Zealand
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1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
+64 7-357 4469
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely friendly greeting when we arrived and invited to enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and a seat in front of the fire. Knowledgable staff who were more than happy to chat and share information. Covered walk through the aviary. Loved the...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should go to the show to support the threatened NZ falcon, the kārearea. Very informative talk/show and it was a privilege to hold one. The staff were very friendly and passionate about helping the birds.

Thank Yasmin H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great place to visit and wonder at the wildlife we have in NZ. This place is truly a must see when in Rotorua . You wont be disappointed

Thank Tuwhare
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I did enjoy the experience very much but rated it a 3 in terms of things to do. It is a great value and defintely worth the $25. There is a nice but small musuem about the history of falcons in various countries. You can...More

1  Thank Lori M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Here you can get up close with the birds at the regular shows , the daily shows with great handlers make for an excellent value show, cafe

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were the only visitors at the time we went - possibly because we could only go in the morning, and had to miss the flying demonstration at 2pm - will definitely try to go back and see that next time. The little morepork was...More

Thank BobtheDuck
Reviewed 9 May 2017

If you have any interest in birds or conservation, this is a must-visit place. Wingspan rehabilitates injured falcons, moreporks, and hawks and has a captive breeding programme. There is a large aviary with various falcons, owls and hawks, so you can have a good, reasonably...More

Thank Hilaryvu
Reviewed 8 May 2017

we could view hawks, owls/ruru, falcons in their aviaries,and witnessed a falcon flying demo with a super-interesting commentary, would recommend to everyone!!! (please keep quiet around the birds, esp. toddlers and babies...)

Thank mum939
Reviewed 29 April 2017

For those with any interest in birds, this is a great experience. Our kiwi family loves our NZ native fauna & flora, so seeing our threatened native Falcon up close and personal was pretty special, after only ever seeing a very few in the wild....More

Thank HugovgNZ
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This place does amazing work rehabilitating injured birds of prey, especially the endangered NZ falcon. They also have a captive bleeding programme for the falcon, and try to release as many birds as possible back to the wild. The flying display they do with the...More

Thank Kate A
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Are you open on New Year's Day?
30 December 2016|
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Response from LyndaPerkins | Reviewed this property |
yes they are, enjoy
Is there much to see other than the flight show? If so, how much earlier than 1:30PM for the flight show would be recommended?
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
Is the centre opened daily during Feb and March from 9am to 3pm?
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.