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.
Great walks, very informative.
Nice to support.
Great opportunity to see Kiwis. Well run and maintained. Well worth the drive.
Interesting. Great for kids. Loved the Kiwis. Incredible food at the cafe.
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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.
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!
Very good centre to see Kiwi and other birds in the North Island. Very professional and friendly - only $20 each.
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.
Lovely bush, but limited wildlife. Well situated cafe and birdlife.
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Mike and Caroline
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.
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!
Ralph and Leonie
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.
Anne and John
Treed walks, rare birds, kiwi during the daytime, informative. Glad to help with conservation of native species.
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.
Good idea of helping the birds, unfortunately most of the cages were empty.
Petra & Rolf
Interesting information, but not so much to see, ok to support activities.
we went there to see manukura, the white kiwi, which was very sweet! good information sheets and friendly staff. some cages were empty
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.
Great with kids, worthwhile contribution to an interesting wildlife project.
Enthusiastic staff prepared to share their knoledge but lack of animals to see was a bit disappointing.
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.
Very good - eels excellent but some birds missing.
High quality information. Nice area. Its possible to see Kiwis there.
A bit difficult to see some of the birds, but good for the birds big cage.
Only 7 because I didnt see alot of birds.