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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

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25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 7391
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Full-Day Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Tour from Auckland including Lunch
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Since 1971 the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park has been helping to save New Zealand`s national icon, the Kiwi bird. The Kiwi House is a not-for-profit organisation; all proceeds help support conservation projects. We guarantee that visitors will always see Kiwi, plus the largest private collection of native birds and reptiles in NZ.We are just 15 minutes from the world famous Waitomo Caves and 2.5 hours south of Auckland.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
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25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 7391

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Lovely way to spend a day for animal enthusiasts. Very lovely and interesting birds. The staff were approachable, friendly and most importantly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Very good at sharing their passion for the birds and the project.

Thank LLSH
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Read reviews that made us question whether we wanted to visit the Kiwi House. In the end, we really wanted to see a "live" Kiwi so we made sure we visited. Glad we did! They have a nice setup for the birds from what we...More

Thank jhaverlack
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A great chance to get up and close with birds and to experience their feeding. Staff were friendly and well informed. They were happy for us to leave and grab some lunch then return in time for the kiwi feeding.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We had a young woman doing the Kiwi tour for us together with some other people. She was very unprofessional and didn't knew enough about the Kiwis. We didn't really get any information even though we asked her. We asked her where the tour was,...More

Thank Hullabulla123
Reviewed 24 June 2016

With its 4 lovely Kiwi birds serving as base stock for reintroduction in New Zealand, Kiwi House is the best place to spot a Kiwi Bird in the area. Jo gave us an awesome tour of the park while Eric shared some great insight into...More

Thank Robin_Laura
Otorohanga Kiwi... a, General Manager at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2016

Thank you guys for your lovely feedback! So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. The four kiwi we have on display are not involved in our breeding programme at the moment which is why they're used to help educate people. On the other side...More

Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is a place that's not over-crowded, you can see the kiwi (especially at feeding time) and many other NZ birds. The staff really care and know all their animals very well. Take the time to see the Campbell Island Teal. We first saw this...More

Thank sariban
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

It takes some patience to wait and see the kiwi birds in the dark rehabilitation room. Watching the bird go crazy during the feeding time was fun. It is not like a mondenize museum or neat zoo but a great place to see the endangered...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I can't believe how aggressive kiwis are! This is a must-see! The kiwi house is a purpose built house for the kiwis, made to replicate natural moonlightbfor them. The super-friendly kiwi house team feed them three times a day, and the spotted kiwi goes mad...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

What great chance to see live kiwi feeding at the Kiwihouse. Great location when coming from Roselands in Waitomo. Definitely recommend this to everyone.

Thank Kristic2424
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

It rained again today. Gotta laugh! Otorohanga kiwi house has some very helpful staff. Visitors pay one entry fee and can come and go throughout the whole day. They don't sell food there but the Main Street is just around the corner and people are...More

Thank Kelly F
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3 May 2017|
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Response from Otorohanga Kiwi... a | Property representative |
Hi there! We suggest you allow at least 45 minutes to an hour to walk around the park and take in one or two of our daily keeper talks. The keepers talks are about: kiwi (10.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm), kea and kaka (11am... More