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Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum

500 State Highway 14 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
+64 9-438 9630
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Well spent half day.

Visited with my mother and my partner. Were not expecting to spend more than a couple of hours but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perth, Australia
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Wonderful adventure

Visited on a rainy day with two 4 year old grandsons, what a great decision, as we arrived the guy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“kiwi birds” (8 reviews)
“live kiwi” (6 reviews)
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500 State Highway 14 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
+64 9-438 9630
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my mother and my partner. Were not expecting to spend more than a couple of hours but between the kiwi, the museum and the heritage park we were probably on site for five. Your pass allows you to leave and return, and we...More

Thank kwikiwiki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a rainy day with two 4 year old grandsons, what a great decision, as we arrived the guy on the desk told us he was going to be feeding the kiwis in 10 minutes and the boys would enjoy the experience, first time...More

Thank kiwierps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good view of a couple of kiwis. However, Miss 4 struggled to stay still long enough for them to get close. Weather wasn't good to wander the grounds unfortunately, as there seemed to be heaps of info to be had.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 24 June 2017

A rare opportunity to view New Zealand's endangered kiwi birds. Well-informed staff will give you plenty of information about where the kiwis live, how to recognise their distinctive call and how we can play our part in keeping them safe from predators. Kiwi North is...More

Thank ChezAshby
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Spent a wonderful 2 hours looking around. Loved the tuatara. The staff are so pleasant and informative

Thank tashus_11
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We loved spending time at Kiwi North checking out their 2 kiwi birds and their huge amount of native reptiles each one more surprising than the previous... Plus the small museum was just Superb!

1  Thank Robin_Laura
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff who told us all about the 2 kiwis' life and care. We watched the kiwis for nearly an hour foraging for food in the bush. A unique experience. The museum has a moa skeleton and a minke whale skeleton and...More

1  Thank suecoopernz
Reviewed 27 May 2017

A short drive out of Whangarei gets you to the well signposted Kiwi North. The reception staff were friendly and gave us an overview of the site. We first went into the darkened (to simulate night when they feed) kiwi enclosure. The two (one male...More

1  Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great displays of geckos; two kiwi in residence in very carefully organised displays. Their keeper provided very informative talk. Museum had some great displays of Moa and other interesting things from the past.

Thank lees42
Reviewed 8 May 2017

this is a great place to go and see the live kiwis and walk around the museum outside we was there for about 1 half hours looking at everything

Thank Ailsa S
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21 January 2017|
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Response from Allie F | Property representative |
Kia ora, Allie here from Kiwi North. As others have already answered our entrance fees are: $20 adults $15 adult students and seniors (65 in NZ but we honour whatever the age is in the visitors country) $5 children at... More
Kath S
21 June 2016|
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Response from EdnaTait | Reviewed this property |
The feeding times now are 11am, 1pm and 3pm. As the birds are starting to grow up they do self feed from time to time and are more active after the first and third feeding. Kiwis are night birds so visitors should arrive a... More
30 April 2016|
Response from Allie F | Property representative |
Hello there, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes the Museum and Kiwi House are definitely wheelchair friendly. They are on different levels but there is a lift. Our bathrooms are wheelchair approved. Exploring the Park may... More