Kiwi Park
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Embark on an extraordinary journey through the magnificent Kiwi Park, a 5-acre oasis in the bustling heart of Queenstown. A family-owned and operated wildlife centre in the heart of Queenstown, dedicated to saving our endangered wildlife species. We have over 20 species of native wildlife, including New Zealand’s national icon, the Kiwi and our living fossil, the Tuatara. The Kiwi Park is set in beautifully landscaped native bush and is the perfect place for a relaxed break from the hustle and bustle of downtown Queenstown. Kiwi Encounters: 10am, 11am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 2:15pm, 3pm, 4:15pm & 5pm (Oct-April) 10am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3:45pm & 4:30pm (May-Sep) Important: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before Kiwi Encounter, subject to availability. Maximum occupancy for Kiwi Encounter 50 people. Kiwi House open at all times outside Kiwi Encounters for viewing. Conservation Show: 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm (Oct-April ) 11.30am & 3pm (May-Sep)
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • bellaeleven
    Sydney, Australia111 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cute Kiwis!!
    Very good park to visit to learn all about the kiwis plus other native NZ species and how they are trying to stop/eliminate the introduced animals that have devastated their numbers. It was a cold and rainy day when we went but it didn't stop us from seeing everything. Complimentary umbrellas provided and they even had blankets and heated hot water bottles for the sit-down area where the keeper talks are held, it was also undercover. All the staff were very friendly.
    Kia Ora, Thank you for your review- We try our best to keep everyone dry and warm as possible- unfortunatley the weather has a mind of its own and you could get all four seasons in one day! Glad it didnt spoil your visit and you had a good time. Thank you again for your support The Kiwi Park Team
    Written August 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 23, 2023
  • happykoabug
    Honolulu, Hawaii404 contributions
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    love those kiwi
    I checked out the Kiwi Park near the base of the Skyline gondola. It was worth the admission. The tuataras weren’t in their reptile house but I got to see one during their conservation show. Pretty cool looking! The set up of the park was good as you walked along several pathways. I loved the Kiwi house and enjoyed the guide talk. I saw 3 out of the 4 kiwis there. The various native birds looked healthy and had places to hide if they didn’t want to be seen. I love that the buff weka walked past you to get to the other side of the enclosure.
    Kia Ora, Thank you for visiting us and leaving a review! Tuatara have adapted to blend in with their surroundings so they can be a little tricky to spot unfortunatley.. glad you got a close up look in the show though- hopefully learnt a few fun facts too! The Kiwi Park Team
    Written August 14, 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Pumpkin20
    Bathurst, Australia331 contributions
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    Kiwis & conservation
    We were looking forward to seeing Kiwis, and were not disappointed! On arrival you have the option to collect a head set to give you a self guided tour, it would help greatly if the numbers for each stop were more prominently displayed, we found it a bit of a nuisance to have to hunt for the corresponding numbers. The trails/walkways could be a bit of a challenge for some with mobility issues. Don’t miss the conservation show, the keeper who ran this did an outstanding job, we found it most interesting. Although I’m not sure about the rats 😂. The Kiwi encounter was good, we were lucky enough to see the kiwi & it was very busy hunting for its lunch!
    Many thanks for your review and valuable feedback! Best regards, The Team at Kiwi Park
    Written January 16, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 27, 2023
  • travbud1
    Toronto, Canada671 contributions
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    Cool Kiwi Experience
    Ok, so this requires a little explanation. The price of this experience is $50 and so a little high. The money does go to support the preservation of the park and the animals. My original expectation was that this was going to be an average animal park with little or nothing to do and so I was hesitant to do it. They do some shows where they introduce you to different animals, mostly birds which is fun and relatively short. It is a short walk around with a variety of different bird habitats and enclosures. However, there is really only one reason to visit and that is to see the Kiwi birds. Please read the below because it should help you in determining whether this experience is right for you. The Kiwis are nocturnal birds and as such, they have designed an enclosure for them that is pitch black. When we visited they had 5 birds in total and each in their own enclosure within the main visiting area. They do an almost hourly talk on the birds, what they eat, etc. which is helpful. You must commit some time to visiting them because you need a while for your eyes to adjust to the very low light environment. You cannot hold them, touch them or even take pictures of them. At first you will not be able to see them at all as they are both fast and your eye sight will be poor. After about 10 minutes, your eyes will adjust to the light. Each bird is kept separate and you can see each of them individually. They are quite active and running around with their long beaks. They are quite cute and have a funny walk. We spent nearly 45 minutes with them and seeing each of them. Once your eyes have adjusted you will be able to seem them from across the room easily and you can watch them wander around, eating and jumping (they don’t fly), which is most enjoyable. Again, if this experience or the price does not sound good to you, I would frankly skip it entirely as this is the real highlight. If you are interested in seeing a Kiwi, which is nearly impossible otherwise, and would enjoy spending time watching them after allowing your eyes to adjust to the light, then this is a wonderful experience. Just providing this detail to help you make an informed decision.
    Gratitude for your review and constructive feedback! Sincerely, The Kiwi Park Team
    Written January 16, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 28, 2023
  • timjstark
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better than I thought...
    I am not that into birds...however, I had a really good time here. We arrived just in time for the 10 AM Kiwi "Viewing". I would recommend going in a few minutes prior as it takes quite a while for one's eyes to adjust to the total darkness. We stumbled around attempting to see one of the four resident Kiwis while our eyes gradually adjusted. Soon, a naturalist gave an informal presentation of the four...and they were all just delightful in their own ways. After that presentation, we wandered through the various and lovely pathways, seeing tons of birds with excellent signage describing what we were seeing. Eventually we attended the Conservation Show (both the Kiwi and Conservation Show are included in the price of admission.). The Conservation Show was excellent as well; both informative and humorous. The little cafe and honey shop as well as the compact gift show all are very new and zen adding up to a better than expected visit to the Kiwi Park.
    Your support and the time you took to share your thoughts through a review are immensely appreciated. Your contribution is invaluable to us at Kiwi Park. Best regards, The Kiwi Park Team
    Written January 16, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 29, 2023
  • EllenLovesHawaii
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful wildlife park
    This little park is wonderful, lots of birds and even reptiles. Plus 4 kimi in a dark enclosure where they can be seen actively hunting for food. The enclosures are large and feel natural. The animals are well-treated. The conversation talk is very informative.
    Your support and the time you took to share your thoughts through a review are immensely appreciated. Your contribution is invaluable to us at Kiwi Park. Best regards, The Kiwi Park Team
    Written January 16, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Written December 27, 2023
  • Suznoni
    West Sussex, United Kingdom91 contributions
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    Fascinating!
    We spent 2 hours at the Kiwi Park this morning and loved it. The young lady who did the conservation show at 1100 was brilliant, so knowledgeable and a credit to the park. We loved seeing all the birds up close but the Kiwi encounter is very special. You need to take time for your eyes to adjust but we managed to see all 4 Kiwis! It was just amazing, they move quickly and sometimes they come right up close to the glass.
    We're overjoyed to receive such a positive review from you! It means a lot that you had a great time at Kiwi Park. best regards The Kiwi Park Team
    Written January 16, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 14, 2024
  • TheGoodPlace19
    Camberwell, Australia57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The heart of Queenstown - don’t miss this one!
    I had a great time at the Kiwi Park! I spent three hours there and attended the Kiwi encounter and conservation show, which were both very engaging and educational. The staff were so kind and welcoming, they were all willing to chat and offer more information. I also learned a lot that I didn’t already know about bees and New Zealand honey which was an added positive. The only downside (which isn’t the fault of the staff or park) is that several other visitors ignored the rules and took flash photography of the Kiwis which was really disappointing - please don’t do that if you visit! I’d gladly come back and bring more people with me, a highlight of my trip to Queenstown for sure.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written January 24, 2024
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nataliebirt5
Melbourne, Australia339 contributions
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Very disappointing
Not worth $55 an adult
Gardens nice but not many birds or animals
Far too cold in the Kiwi enclosure , waited too long for guide to come
Would not recommend
Very limited parking near site
Written May 20, 2024
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Danielle H
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Regrettably, our visit to the Kiwi Park wasn't quite what we hoped for. Initially, we were greeted by a young woman who hurried through the information, more focused on her phone than on us. The park itself was rather disappointing; sparse enclosures with only a couple of birds each left us expecting more, especially given the $55 per person admission. We managed to tour the entire park in less than an hour. The highlight was undoubtedly the kiwi exhibit, which we would have preferred to pay less to just see that.
Written May 9, 2024
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Escape06297623539
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May 2024 • Family
I brought my parents from the US here and they had such a fun afternoon! After being disappointed by the lack of birds they saw at Zealandia when they were in Wellington, they were so excited to not only see so many native birds, but get extremely close to some of them. The Kea enclosure and the Conservation show were their favorites!
Written May 3, 2024
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Patti J
Portland, OR119 contributions
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We visited this family owned park at the end of our three week trip to NZ. We had also visited Kiwi experiences in Franz Josef and Rotorua (we like birds). This was our favorite. The conservation show was engaging and fun. The Kiwi House had nice opportunities to view the Kiwi. We also got to get close to several birds that we had spotted in the wild, but then could study them a bit more. The park is beautifully maintained and a nice respite from the business of Queenstown.
Written April 8, 2024
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ginsengNewYork
New York City, NY1,303 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Couples
Pleasant, although a bit tired, park with sequoias and various bird enclosures. We went mainly to see kiwis as they are very difficult to see in the wild. Make sure you get there at feeding time. Your eyes have to become accustomed to the darkness before you can see them. But it is a very fleeting sight. Anyhow, we were glad we went, as we came across a young one in a national park a week later at dusk! It looked like a furry Easter egg, with a white beak, on cocaine ;-)
There is also a conservation presentation that we found quite poor, with a few birds and...3 rats! The young lady doing the presentation speaks way too fast to be understood. The park in itself is pleasant with many sequoias and beautiful trees, but will be nicer when the noise from the huge construction above it stops.
Written March 25, 2024
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deb g
Melbourne, Australia104 contributions
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Not worth the money hardly anything to see. We arrived just before 3 in time for the now exhibition. That was good from there the park has hardly anything else to see. I don’t think the noise from the work happening next door was helpful
Written March 21, 2024
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Shay W
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Phenomenal experience in the heart of Queenstown! Don’t miss it! We saw active kiwis running around their habitats, a rare Tuatare up close, forest parrots that liked to peck our shoes, a wonderful conservation presentation with many birds, and even a honey bee preservation area and honey tastings. Allow up to 3 hours to take it all in. Kudos to the multi-generational family who has kept this preserve growing and thriving for all of us.
Written March 17, 2024
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truane1148
Lansing, NY116 contributions
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This park was a pleasant surprise. We were on a tour and had our breakfast here which was the best on tour. The purpose of this park is to preserve some of New Zealand’s treasured flora and fauna. The have Kiwi’s in an enclosure where you can observe them. They have many birds and ducks that are endangered or nearly extinct that they are using breeding programs to strengthen their populations. They even have redwoods/sequoia trees. Wonderful, conservation minded organization.
Written March 14, 2024
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Bmoe
uk540 contributions
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We wanted to see a Kiwi bird and their enclosures are nocturnal so once your eyes adjust you can see the four Kiwi birds scurrying around. There is a talk with some native birds and they tell you about the Kiwi .
During the talk they bought out a Tuatara - reptile / Possum / NZ Wood Pigeon . In the park we saw Karearea / Morepork Owl/ Kea / Kaka / Kiwi / Campbell Island Teal / Tui / Pateke / Kereru / Buff Weka.
The park looks tired could do with an upgrade. We thought it was expensive but we saw a Kiwi.
Written March 10, 2024
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Aruna Gunawardena
Colombo, Sri Lanka5,423 contributions
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Great effort on behalf of the staff with regards to conservation. Please wait 10 minutes to get your eyesight adjusted. I saw 3 fairly big kiwis which will be released to the wild soon. Unfortunately no photography
Written March 4, 2024
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