Kiwi Park
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Embark on an extraordinary journey through the magnificent Kiwi Park, a 5-acre oasis in the bustling heart of Queenstown. A family-owned and operated wildlife centre in the heart of Queenstown, dedicated to saving our endangered wildlife species. We have over 20 species of native wildlife, including New Zealand’s national icon, the Kiwi and our living fossil, the Tuatara. Kiwi Park is set in beautifully landscaped native bush and is the perfect place for a relaxed break from the hustle and bustle of downtown Queenstown. Kiwi Encounters: 10am, 11am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 2:15pm, 3pm, 4:15pm & 5pm (Oct-April) 10am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3:45pm & 4:30pm (May-Sep) Important: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before Kiwi Encounter, subject to availability. Maximum occupancy for Kiwi Encounter 50 people. Kiwi House open at all times outside Kiwi Encounters for viewing. Conservation Show: 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm (Oct-April ) 11.30am & 3pm (May-Sep)
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Pumpkin20
    Bathurst, Australia331 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kiwis & conservation
    We were looking forward to seeing Kiwis, and were not disappointed! On arrival you have the option to collect a head set to give you a self guided tour, it would help greatly if the numbers for each stop were more prominently displayed, we found it a bit of a nuisance to have to hunt for the corresponding numbers. The trails/walkways could be a bit of a challenge for some with mobility issues. Don’t miss the conservation show, the keeper who ran this did an outstanding job, we found it most interesting. Although I’m not sure about the rats 😂. The Kiwi encounter was good, we were lucky enough to see the kiwi & it was very busy hunting for its lunch!
    Many thanks for your review and valuable feedback! Best regards, The Team at Kiwi Park
    Written 16 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • travbud1
    Toronto, Canada669 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Kiwi Experience
    Ok, so this requires a little explanation. The price of this experience is $50 and so a little high. The money does go to support the preservation of the park and the animals. My original expectation was that this was going to be an average animal park with little or nothing to do and so I was hesitant to do it. They do some shows where they introduce you to different animals, mostly birds which is fun and relatively short. It is a short walk around with a variety of different bird habitats and enclosures. However, there is really only one reason to visit and that is to see the Kiwi birds. Please read the below because it should help you in determining whether this experience is right for you. The Kiwis are nocturnal birds and as such, they have designed an enclosure for them that is pitch black. When we visited they had 5 birds in total and each in their own enclosure within the main visiting area. They do an almost hourly talk on the birds, what they eat, etc. which is helpful. You must commit some time to visiting them because you need a while for your eyes to adjust to the very low light environment. You cannot hold them, touch them or even take pictures of them. At first you will not be able to see them at all as they are both fast and your eye sight will be poor. After about 10 minutes, your eyes will adjust to the light. Each bird is kept separate and you can see each of them individually. They are quite active and running around with their long beaks. They are quite cute and have a funny walk. We spent nearly 45 minutes with them and seeing each of them. Once your eyes have adjusted you will be able to seem them from across the room easily and you can watch them wander around, eating and jumping (they don’t fly), which is most enjoyable. Again, if this experience or the price does not sound good to you, I would frankly skip it entirely as this is the real highlight. If you are interested in seeing a Kiwi, which is nearly impossible otherwise, and would enjoy spending time watching them after allowing your eyes to adjust to the light, then this is a wonderful experience. Just providing this detail to help you make an informed decision.
    Gratitude for your review and constructive feedback! Sincerely, The Kiwi Park Team
    Written 16 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • timjstark
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin685 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better than I thought...
    I am not that into birds...however, I had a really good time here. We arrived just in time for the 10 AM Kiwi "Viewing". I would recommend going in a few minutes prior as it takes quite a while for one's eyes to adjust to the total darkness. We stumbled around attempting to see one of the four resident Kiwis while our eyes gradually adjusted. Soon, a naturalist gave an informal presentation of the four...and they were all just delightful in their own ways. After that presentation, we wandered through the various and lovely pathways, seeing tons of birds with excellent signage describing what we were seeing. Eventually we attended the Conservation Show (both the Kiwi and Conservation Show are included in the price of admission.). The Conservation Show was excellent as well; both informative and humorous. The little cafe and honey shop as well as the compact gift show all are very new and zen adding up to a better than expected visit to the Kiwi Park.
    Your support and the time you took to share your thoughts through a review are immensely appreciated. Your contribution is invaluable to us at Kiwi Park. Best regards, The Kiwi Park Team
    Written 16 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 November 2023
  • EllenLovesHawaii
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful wildlife park
    This little park is wonderful, lots of birds and even reptiles. Plus 4 kimi in a dark enclosure where they can be seen actively hunting for food. The enclosures are large and feel natural. The animals are well-treated. The conversation talk is very informative.
    Your support and the time you took to share your thoughts through a review are immensely appreciated. Your contribution is invaluable to us at Kiwi Park. Best regards, The Kiwi Park Team
    Written 16 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Written 27 December 2023
  • Suznoni
    West Sussex, United Kingdom91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating!
    We spent 2 hours at the Kiwi Park this morning and loved it. The young lady who did the conservation show at 1100 was brilliant, so knowledgeable and a credit to the park. We loved seeing all the birds up close but the Kiwi encounter is very special. You need to take time for your eyes to adjust but we managed to see all 4 Kiwis! It was just amazing, they move quickly and sometimes they come right up close to the glass.
    We're overjoyed to receive such a positive review from you! It means a lot that you had a great time at Kiwi Park. best regards The Kiwi Park Team
    Written 16 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2024
  • TheGoodPlace19
    Camberwell, Australia57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The heart of Queenstown - don’t miss this one!
    I had a great time at the Kiwi Park! I spent three hours there and attended the Kiwi encounter and conservation show, which were both very engaging and educational. The staff were so kind and welcoming, they were all willing to chat and offer more information. I also learned a lot that I didn’t already know about bees and New Zealand honey which was an added positive. The only downside (which isn’t the fault of the staff or park) is that several other visitors ignored the rules and took flash photography of the Kiwis which was really disappointing - please don’t do that if you visit! I’d gladly come back and bring more people with me, a highlight of my trip to Queenstown for sure.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 January 2024
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YvySurrey_UK
Banstead, UK283 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Visited here as I thought we couldn't travel around the whole of New Zealand and go home without seeing a Kiwi Bird.
For what the park was offering I think the cost was pretty steep, but we paid it as we hoped the majority of it will go to the conservation work they talked about.
We saw the talk and demonstration. This was conducted by a Chinese girl who we had difficulty in understanding at times.
We walked around the grounds saw the birds and also went into the Kiwi sheds and saw 3 Kiwi's in the dark (They are nocturnal). We also got to taste honey and see the bees in the glass hive, learning some facts from a member of staff.
Pleased I saw a Kiwi.
Written 10 February 2020
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Maja
Houston, TX14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This park was a fantastic way to spend 2 to 4 hours in Queenstown! Can’t say enough great things about it! Your ticket includes three days of in and out of the park, an audio guide (which was very informative), the kiwi experience (with three different houses to visit to look at the kiwi bird up close and personal, with a lot of interesting information about the kiwi and the park’s efforts to help maintain kiwi populations), and the conservation show (another opportunity to learn and get up close and personal with the tuatara, various birds, and possum). The bird enclosures are amazing and it is obvious they care about the animals and conservation at this park. My husband and I loved it! Very family and animal friendly!
Written 8 February 2020
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timjstark
Milwaukee, WI685 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I am not that into birds...however, I had a really good time here. We arrived just in time for the 10 AM Kiwi "Viewing". I would recommend going in a few minutes prior as it takes quite a while for one's eyes to adjust to the total darkness. We stumbled around attempting to see one of the four resident Kiwis while our eyes gradually adjusted.
Soon, a naturalist gave an informal presentation of the four...and they were all just delightful in their own ways. After that presentation, we wandered through the various and lovely pathways, seeing tons of birds with excellent signage describing what we were seeing. Eventually we attended the Conservation Show (both the Kiwi and Conservation Show are included in the price of admission.). The Conservation Show was excellent as well; both informative and humorous. The little cafe and honey shop as well as the compact gift show all are very new and zen adding up to a better than expected visit to the Kiwi Park.
Written 29 November 2023
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Your support and the time you took to share your thoughts through a review are immensely appreciated. Your contribution is invaluable to us at Kiwi Park. Best regards, The Kiwi Park Team
Written 16 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen G
Christchurch, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Visited in school holidays - currently half price admission ($70 for family ticket). Includes 30 min show with birds, tuatara and other animals. Blankets and hot water bottles provided so not too cold at show. Regular kiwi feedings throughout the day. Saw lots of native birds and animals with lots of info on how to help native animals. My son took part as a volunteer in show. Cafe looked nice although we didn't stop.
Written 16 July 2020
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Lindaliz
Hartford, WI107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited this park to see Kiwi birds. There are a few of them, but we didn’t know that they are nocturnal. They are in dark buildings & we only saw a couple of them because it was feeding time & a worker happened to be there.
It was expensive foe what you really get.
Written 13 February 2020
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Wendy Harnett
Wellington, New Zealand21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
This NZ bird park (plus tuatara!) is wonderful. Please support it because it not only operates a breeding (and release) programme for NZ endangered birds, but it also looks after rescued injured NZ birds.

There are two kiwi houses and you can view kiwi going about their business in both. I recommend seeing both the Conservation Show and also the Kiwi Feeding Show. I was amazed to be able to see kiwi digging for food in their enclosure in front of me!

The standard adult admission price seems high but consider it a donation in support of NZ endangered birds. Please support this wonderful place - your children especially will love visiting here!
Written 26 September 2020
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littleapple1970
Dallas, TX20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We finally got to see a Kiwi. I had brought my son to New Zealand 15 years ago to find out that the Kiwi exhibit in Auckland was closed. The entrance price seemed a little steep but after seeing 4 Kiwis and many birds that we had learned about during our travels, it was worth the money.
Written 5 March 2020
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foxylady49
Pitlochry, UK87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This little zoo is owned by a family who are dedicated to running it and the protection of the birds they look after. It is very interesting to walk around, my 3 grandchildren were delighted , we must have covered the same ground 3 times such was thier interest. Support it and enjoy the feel good factor. Lots to see and they even have show and demonstration with interesting talk. Thoroughly recommend visiting.
Written 24 February 2020
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vwatts40
Auckland, New Zealand94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Just by the lower gondola station there is what looks like a corrugated iron shed. Going through this entrance is a revelation. It opens out into several hectares of nature reserve with many aviaries containing rare native birds. There are three kiwi house used for breeding kiwis for release. It take a while for your eyes to adjust but but after about 5 - 10 minutes you can easily see kiwis going about their business. There is a kea cage where you can go inside and get close to the keas, just watch your shoe laces. Our trip ended with a conservation demonstration in which several native bird were flown close to the audience. Close up of wood pigeon, often seen high up in trees but not this close. Also of a more pork usually heard rather than seen. Over the past thirty years the owner have cleared invasive scrub and weeds and replaced by native plants. This has encouraged local native birds to take up residence and these can be seen flitting about in the trees and bushes. We spent two contended hours here and could easily have enjoyed more.
Written 24 March 2021
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Kia ora, Thanks for your lovely review and 5 star rating. We are definitely a hidden gem here in Queenstown! We are so pleased you watched our conservation show with some of our natives and share our enthusiasm for NZ wildlife. Thanks for your support!
Written 9 September 2021
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val m
United States216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is a home away from home for NZ native critters hosted by people who hold dear to their hearts the passion to save, protect, educate, strengthen all it encompasses. Once down the path into the ticket office/shop/cafe you begin to encounter the park area. Audio sets explain everything. There are periodic talks such as in the dark kiwi bird house or the outdoor theater to see birds and even a possum. Well done walking paths through wooded area to see more native birds. It is a bit costly, but money goes to taking care so kiwi bird population may in 30 years recover from near extinction.
Written 13 March 2020
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