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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Havent been able to spot kiwis in any other place. This has atleast 2 birds, so we were lucky enough to see one sitting and the other one running around a lot. So definitely ticked the checklist for seeing a kiwi the staff are super...More

1  Thank l00neystar
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This wasn't originally on our itinerary, but a local recommended that we visit. We're very glad that we did! It's one of the few ways that you can be guaranteed of seeing a kiwi. That alone makes the visit worthwhile.

1  Thank 21stCenturyExplorers
Reviewed 25 March 2016

There have been a few negative reviews of this venue, and I think that's mostly because of what people expect. If you're looking for a squeaky-clean Disney-type experience, this probably isn't for your. But if you want an opportunity to see Kiwis and other birds...More

1  Thank larry5b6
Reviewed 23 March 2016

It is almost impossible to see kiwi birds in the wild so this sanctuary is the best place to see them. We saw several different ones during our brief walk through the grounds. This stop is recommended for anyone wanting to see kiwis in as...More

Thank alreadypacked1
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This is a lovely park to visit. The feeding times of kiwi, Atu, are a real highlight. She is a very special and entertaining bird. I am sorry I missed the feeding of the tuatara and blue ducks earlier in the day. Whether you have...More

1  Thank Philippa H
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We were on our way to Cave World and decided to stop at Kiwi World – I am SO excited we did. We had no idea that the Kiwi was so big – we saw a brown spotted one and I was thrilled. These birds...More

1  Thank Bluebordercollie
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We had been recommended to visit Kiwi House by a friend and were really looking forward to seeing them. Instead we saw very unhappy Kiwis pacing their enclosures calling out for their friends. They looked thoroughly unhappy. The place was very run down and in...More

Thank lot92tie
Reviewed 20 March 2016

To see a kiwi in the wild is virtually unheard of. Thus, to see several in near-natural surroundings is a one of a kind experience. Keeper & naturalist Sally talked to us before entering the kiwi enclosure. Because that's birds are nocturnal, link was very...More

Thank Doug J
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We enjoyed the kiwi house, even on a rainy day! The kiwi are indoors in the dark (they are nocturnal) so they can be hard to see at first. You cannot take pictures of the kiwi. This is the only time we saw kiwi during...More

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Very interesting place although at first you struggle to see anything, n to allow time for eyes to adjust as the kiwi is nocturnal. Its biggest than it looks and they have a large variety of native birds and lizards. It does lack a refreshment...More

Thank weloveholidays95
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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