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Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

#1 of 5 things to do in Ngongotaha Features Animals
1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
+64 7-357 4469
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Very well done and really interesting

The staff are very knowledgeable and the centre is all about looking after birds of prey. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sjjdxb
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A must do nature activity

Wingspan is a fabulous place to visit. Passionate, friendly staff who clearly care about the birds... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen C
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1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
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+64 7-357 4469
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very knowledgeable and the centre is all about looking after birds of prey. The display at 2pm is very good and appealed to a wide range of ages - the staff are able to engage the children but also give grown up...More

Thank sjjdxb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wingspan is a fabulous place to visit. Passionate, friendly staff who clearly care about the birds and what they are doing and the birds are just beautiful.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely friendly greeting when we arrived and invited to enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and a seat in front of the fire. Knowledgable staff who were more than happy to chat and share information. Covered walk through the aviary. Loved the...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Everyone should go to the show to support the threatened NZ falcon, the kārearea. Very informative talk/show and it was a privilege to hold one. The staff were very friendly and passionate about helping the birds.

Thank Yasmin H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A great place to visit and wonder at the wildlife we have in NZ. This place is truly a must see when in Rotorua . You wont be disappointed

Thank Tuwhare
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I did enjoy the experience very much but rated it a 3 in terms of things to do. It is a great value and defintely worth the $25. There is a nice but small musuem about the history of falcons in various countries. You can...More

1  Thank Lori M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Here you can get up close with the birds at the regular shows , the daily shows with great handlers make for an excellent value show, cafe

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We were the only visitors at the time we went - possibly because we could only go in the morning, and had to miss the flying demonstration at 2pm - will definitely try to go back and see that next time. The little morepork was...More

Thank BobtheDuck
Reviewed 8 May 2017

If you have any interest in birds or conservation, this is a must-visit place. Wingspan rehabilitates injured falcons, moreporks, and hawks and has a captive breeding programme. There is a large aviary with various falcons, owls and hawks, so you can have a good, reasonably...More

Thank Hilaryvu
Reviewed 7 May 2017

we could view hawks, owls/ruru, falcons in their aviaries,and witnessed a falcon flying demo with a super-interesting commentary, would recommend to everyone!!! (please keep quiet around the birds, esp. toddlers and babies...)

Thank mum939
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LiaBW
30 December 2016|
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Response from LyndaPerkins | Reviewed this property |
yes they are, enjoy
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Dhemlan
29 February 2016|
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Response from Wayne N | Reviewed this property |
There is a souvineer shop that you can have a look around and a small educational museum there as well. You can have a look through the aviary before the show that has falcons,hawks and moreporks in their own enclosures. To... More
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alfred098
30 November 2015|
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Response from Wayne N | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. Their promotional material says open 9am-3pm all weathers. Flying display at 2pm. I highly recommend it.
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