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Kiwi Treasure

Wingspan is a National Treasure and should be a must visit for all Kiwis and NZ visitors. The... read more

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Become enamoured with Aotearoas birds of prey

It was an incredible experience to be able to see the talented Karearea up close diving for bait. I... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

It was an incredible experience to be able to see the talented Karearea up close diving for bait. I was also lucky enough to be chosen for the smaller group who were given the opportunity to have a ruru sit on their arm, she was such a charistmatic beautiful little creature, I would have happily spent longer admiring her. The staff at Wingspan were all lovely and informative, it was great to hear them speak about the different birds they care for with such passion. It was an absolute scorcher of a day when I went so my one recommendation would be that anyone attending prepare to get covered up as there isn't much shelter around.

Date of experience: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

Great experience. Learned a lot about NZs native falcon experiences and got to see them show off their 'hunting skills' with a lure. The audience even got an opportunity for a member in each group to have one of the Falcons perch on their arms. The kids then got to experience the NZ native owl - the morpork and also got to have a go holding it on their arm.

This place has rescued and rehabilitated loads of birds over the decades and is doing an excellent job on a shoe string budget.

Date of experience: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Prepare children for long explanations and that they may not be chosen to hold a bird. There were a number of very disapppointed young children in the group.

Date of experience: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

My partner and I went to the show, during our holiday to New Zealand it was such a fun experience, we got to learn so much about the New Zealand Falcon “kārearea” and to see a few of them in action so close was amazing. We will definitely go back once the centre is completed. We've already reccomended this to friends and family.

Date of experience: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

It was a great experience overall. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly, and were experts at taking care of the birds. The show was excellent and the birds were very well looked after.

Date of experience: August 2023
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