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Katikati Bird Gardens

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Address: 263 Walker Road East | RD2, Katikati 3178, New Zealand
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+64 7-549 0912
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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A beautiful and extensive park on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour;...

A beautiful and extensive park on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour; the bird gardens feature a range of both native and exotic birds. Set in delightful gardens of mature trees, lily ponds and wetlands. Gift shop. Cafe. Golf car hire. A great family day out and place to unwind.

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An entourage of birds

Relaxing 1 walk around nice gardens with an entourage of different birds following us wanting food. The pigeons and doves got a little too friendly, so if you have a pathological... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2017
JimandKTB
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Auckland
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful location and a very pleasant way through gardens and wetlands. The facilities for the birds themselves need work. It is a great pity.

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Thank AucklandBruce
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friend and I rented a golf cart from here and drove around the gardens. Everything about it was wonderful, from the scenery to the birds following us around wanting to get fed. The tree-house is a great spot for a nice photo opportunity. The owners were lovely too, and suggested a great little place to visit on our drive... More 

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Thank Yasmin S
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Relaxing 1 walk around nice gardens with an entourage of different birds following us wanting food. The pigeons and doves got a little too friendly, so if you have a pathological fear of birds, this place may not be for you. Our 2 year old loved all the birds as well as the playground.

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Thank JimandKTB
Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Took our 3 kids under 6 here. All had fun feeding birds n enjoyed there day. Took buggy which was fine on grounds just have few steps from cafe to park. Was a bit run down but still was great to get our n have tired kids at end of visit

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Thank Sonya K
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

So so many gorgeous birds. The entrance fee is very reasonable considering the amount of birds and amazing gardens. The bird food is cheap which is nice too. Would be a perfect day out if you're on a budget with kids. Love this place!

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Thank Charlotte H
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a rather wet day so very few people about. This meant that the bird were hungry and came to us for food which was a little worrying at times (for me - the kids seemed to love it). Would be nice to go back on a sunny day.

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Thank yanski1976
Katikati, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The gardens is a wonderful place, the birds are so friendly and eat food right out out your hand. There are so many amazing birds to see from Peacocks and Parrots to Chickens and Ducks its a fabulous place! The cafe is also top quality with the toasted Panini's being absolutely divine! 10/10 would recommend to anyone all ages!

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Thank ben484
Tauranga, New Zealand
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87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My daughter loves this place so had a great visit on Wednesday this week. She loves the doves feeding from her hands and refuses to go if it is later in the day A Peahen followed her around the whole place and she loved it

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Thank Kim S
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely quick stop with good coffee. Peaceful gardens with beautiful bird life. Lucky find entourage to Auckland from Tauranga.

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Thank Paul E
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing value for money with the birds being so friendly in what is an incredible environment. The coffee was great too!

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Thank Chris B

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