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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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Full-Day Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Tour from Auckland including Lunch
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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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25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 7391

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable few hours at the Kiwi House. It was a school trip for no2 son, lots of native birds to see up close. Saw a Kiwi, had a really good time.

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as we where passing through to Waitomo. It is very interesting and yuou do get to see a couple of Kiwi's but no photo's which I find annoying. But they are the rules so you must obey. I found the $24 entrance fee...More

Thank 792Carol_H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The kiwi's are kept in a dark enclosure, but it was nice to see them as well as other birds. There are signs telling you what kind of birds they are, which is good. Definitely take a look when you come to NZ.

Thank travelbug506
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Opportunity to see live, active kiwis in a nocturnal environment. There are also enclosures for viewing ducks and waterfowl plus aviaries containing many species of native birds. Not necessarily a must see, but certainly worth the stop if you are anywhere nearby.

Thank David J
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We spent a couple of hours walking around and we had a great time. Definitely more than Kiwi's here, lots of native birds and some tuatara's (reptiles). We managed to see one of the kiwi's, the other 2 were either in their burrow or hiding...More

Thank Louise R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

They did have 3 kiwi's only one of which was awake and about. Getting to see a kiwi was awesome! The place has lots of signs around the area making it easy to find off the road. The real let down to this place is...More

Thank skisup
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must if you are in Otorohanga. It is best to get there before before or around 10am so you can see the kiwi being fed. There is a short talk before which is interesting. You can also watch other birds being fed...More

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is more than just visiting the Kiwi House for their feeding. There are many birds located here, an enclosed aviary. Some reptiles, fish. Nice nature area.

Thank lorib91
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This was probably the best thing i saw in New Zealand. We happened to show up right before the 3pm daily kiwi worm feeding and lecture. I just fell in love with the feisty little critter that i now believe is my spirit animal. I...More

Thank Xylaphlox
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Other then that we really wanted to see a kiwi bird, this place does not offer much. It's close to other attractions like the glow worm caves, so a combined visit will be fine. We spend about an hour or so here. The kiwi birds...More

Thank valerieOhio
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how long should we plan to spend there ?
4 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