Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

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Takeru Yonahr

Japan

Ranking: 9/10

Great place and awesome staff! You can see and learn about the white kiwi living there but also so much more. The staff will teach you about Tuatara, Kokako, Kaka etc at scheduled hours every day.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Helna Saumanova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Great walks, very informative.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Kolar

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Nice to support.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Aaron McCartie

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great opportunity to see Kiwis. Well run and maintained. Well worth the drive.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Aparna Gula

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Interesting. Great for kids. Loved the Kiwis. Incredible food at the cafe.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sabina Roubickova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

It you want to see a white Kiwi, try to feed eels or admire a huge range of native birds, you are in the right place! Special thanks to very friendly and helpful staff.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Eva

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It was a good chance to see Kiwi (one brown, one white), Kaka and other birds for little money. All birds had lots of space and it seemed to be a well looked after location!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Hubert

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very good centre to see Kiwi and other birds in the North Island. Very professional and friendly - only $20 each.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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joergilmaz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

This place is wonderful! Don't miss it. Do not go here just for the Kaka feeding. You can easyly spend the whole day there.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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GN100

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely bush, but limited wildlife. Well situated cafe and birdlife.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Mike and Caroline

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

The inside is very good, great for educational purposes. There are a few birds on show. The baby kiwi feeding was interesting. The kokako was very friendly! $20 to get in isn't that worth it, more less than $15 is appropriate. Still worth a visit if you are around.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

The wildlife reserve is a fantastic project which I support whole-heartedly. But since the flash new visitor area was built, DOC decided to charge a large fee to access an area that sometimes doesn't warrant the money. When it was cheaper then I excused the empty avaries and such like, but if you have to pay a decent dollar, it's fair to expect a decent experience. Cmon DOC, this is your National Visitor Experience!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Ralph and Leonie

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Nice to see the kiwi closeup. Rest of the park is a bush walk, not very interesting. Pretty expensive in relation to what you get. $20.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Anne and John

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Treed walks, rare birds, kiwi during the daytime, informative. Glad to help with conservation of native species.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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ORfam

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This Wildlife Center was a highlight of our 2 week visit to New Zealand. We were able to see a baby kiwi plus 2 adults in their exhibit. The grounds have lots of wildlife to view. It is not well advertised, so the tourist traffic is low.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Stefan

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Good idea of helping the birds, unfortunately most of the cages were empty.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Petra & Rolf

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Interesting information, but not so much to see, ok to support activities.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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_mel_

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

we went there to see manukura, the white kiwi, which was very sweet! good information sheets and friendly staff. some cages were empty

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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damaca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 3/10

This was the most disappointing place we visited in NZ. They have really lost the plot. 5 of the ‘spacious avaiaries’ were empty (signs on them saying so), and only 3 therefore contained birds. One of them had birds that are scarcely endangered – red crowned parakeets. There were 2 poor kiwis kept in night cages. The maintenance of the site was a bit lacking too. We reckoned that we each paid $20 for a shortish bush walk which we’d had for free, and better, in many other places.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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Michael Eck

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Great with kids, worthwhile contribution to an interesting wildlife project.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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David Milner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Enthusiastic staff prepared to share their knoledge but lack of animals to see was a bit disappointing.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Colin S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

This was a disappointment with birds being unable to be observed in their caged environments and various other cages deliberately left empty. Poor value for money and not worthy of the status it claimed.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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SSheil

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very good - eels excellent but some birds missing.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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StefanieA

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

High quality information. Nice area. Its possible to see Kiwis there.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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KarinB1

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

A bit difficult to see some of the birds, but good for the birds big cage.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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TommyP1

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Only 7 because I didnt see alot of birds.

Reviewed over 10 years ago