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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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25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 7391

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Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is the second place that we saw Kiwi in our trip to New Zealand. As it's name stands, we saw Kiwis with the most up close and personal encountering experience. The main Kiwi house is next to the entrance with large windows. There were...More

Thank asdaSap
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Finally we saw alive kiwi and it was really funny. We saw how the keeper was feeding a kiwi and she was sooo aggressive even the keeper was feeding her for 9 years 3 times a day. She was kicking and biting the keeper. I...More

Thank Celebrex8
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We enjoyed seeing the exhibits at the Kiwi House. We attended the feeding of the 2 kiwi's in the nocturnal house and while it was interesting, it was very crowded and it was hard to see what was going on if you were in the...More

Thank shaley104
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Small exhibit but the bird feedings and the explanations from the staff makes it all worth it. If you do not attend the feedings it might not be as interesting. Start with the morning kiwi feeding and carry through the rest of the schedule.

Thank Ibubu01
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is well worth a visit if you want to see a Kiwi Bird. They are nocturnal and their enclosure is dark but has one very dim light for you to see the birds - I was amazed as to how big they really are...More

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 5 May 2016

It took a while, but we saw kiwis. They had two, and as they are nocturnal, they house them in the dark so it takes some effort to see one. There is also a walk which will take you past several beautiful birds and optionally...More

Thank Lalaric
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Although it needs a little love, it's a great and informative place. It's much cheaper than any other kiwi house we looked at going to. It's got more of a small town feel, and the keepers doing the feedings were knowledgable and informative. All of...More

Thank Heidinewnham
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Was traveling around New Zealand and hadn't seen a kiwi bird yet. Saw the signs on the roadside and knew I had to stop. If you can wait for a kiwi feeding it is well worth the time. The female is real aggressive to the...More

Thank Rex-N-Rolls
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little place that gives you a rare opportunity to see the greater spotted kiwi up close. The feeding time is key and the way the kiwi interact with the staff is amazing you'd think it was a cat! Also in one of the larger...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is all about seeing kiwis. There was a great brown kiwi out and running around her enclosure, it was so much fun to sit there and observe. I don't know why, but I think I could have watched that kiwi run around bobbing up...More

Thank Ben G
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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