Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native...

Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park


22 Rankers Reviews

19 Face-to-Face

14 Zoos and Aquariums

6 Otorohanga

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Atu, the Great Spotted Kiwi. Daily in the nocturnal house.


Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park is a not-for profit organisation, all proceeds go towards the amazing range of conservation programs the park is associated with. Yep your 16 dollar entry is a feel good 16 dollars. Doing something for the future of New Zealand’s birds.
This is important for a number of reasons, none of which I can go into now, but if you check out our web-site you might like to book for the Inside Story, a chance to meet me to hear a bit more about the Kiwi House.
At the Kiwi House you will find down to earth real Kiwis (the people) and the birds, getting on with the job. The park is beautiful and having been here since 1971 has a lovely feel with a myriad of mature trees. There are lots of birds, and many opportunities to chat with the staff who are monitored with GPS tracking systems to make sure they move at least every hour or so. Working with Kiwi for as long as some of them have can sometimes rub off. Kiwi birds can rest/sleep for up to 20 hours a day. Actually while on that subject the Tuatara which are my favourite animal are also living life to the slowest, one heartbeat every minute or so and living up to 120 years. Yep the Kiwi House is exciting make no mistake. As you can imagine,one heart beat every minute makes for a very, very, charismatic animal. Of course there are many other birds, such as the New Zealand Falcon which can fly as fast as a racing car, they breed here every year. The offspring are released into wild sites in the North Island of New Zealand. Almost makes you want to dance. Come find out why!
You won`t find bright lights, flashing arrows or convoluted stories about wildlife here. You will find down to earth conservation that happens every day just as it should. It`s fun and relaxing. The team here at the Kiwi House offer the warmest invitation to you and your family and friends to visit us.
If you do visit please consider a review with Rankers and if possible include the word “myriad” I included it once, it has a nice feel, kind of like the Kiwi House.
Go well
Open daily 9-4.30
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North IslandWaikatoOtorohanga


  • Zoos and Aquariums
  • Bird Watching


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Clarissa Glaser


Ranking: 8/10

Nice park, small cages, nice feeding tanks, bit expensive.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jonathan Verschuuren


Ranking: 9/10

Very interesting visit, great to hear about the various breeding programmes they have here to help rescue native NZ birds.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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David Crisp

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent views of Kiwi being fed, very active, also hand feeding of parrots. A must if you want to see Kiwi, Very good for children.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Flo and Frieda


Ranking: 8/10

Very friendly staff, changed our booking two times for us, kiwi feeding was quite cool, fair price, areas and cages are quite small.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Iris Kerbler


Ranking: 8/10

Great to see real kiwi birds, there is a nice park to see birds, but not so spectacular.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Ben and Pauline


Ranking: 6/10

We have seen only one Kiwi but it was our first Kiwi! The rest of the park was not very interesting.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ranking: 8/10

The staff really knew their birds and reptiles. They also know their animal's personalities very well and were very informative. It was obvious that the staff really care about animals in their care. I love that it is also a non profit organisation.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Elise Boinnot

Ranking: 6/10

They do not have many kiwis. Probably 5-6 bit you see one, two or three at a time. I was a little disappointed because it was the main reason of my visit. Otherwise they have many bird species.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014