Pricing and Conditions

Adult $50.00
(16 year(s) and under)
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Our Friends of Ngā Manu (Members) receive $5 discount on their ticket. For the wellbeing of our birds and the enjoyment of other guests - everyone will be asked to observe silence whilst in the kiwi enclosure. This experience is not recommended for children under 7 years. No photography is permitted as this startles the kiwi and spoils the experience for others.

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If you book this experience and are no longer able to attend we appreciate a phone call so that we can offer your place to someone else. Thank you.

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The Encounter begins in our Visitor Centre where your guide will give a presentation about kiwi in general and our involvement with the national captive programme. As night falls we’ll escort you to seating in our covered observation area in the outdoor kiwi enclosure. For the next 30 to 40 minutes you will be mesmerised as you enter into the world of kiwi and see behaviour which few get to observe. Start time seasonally adjusts with sunset and will be confirmed at the time of your booking.

Opening times

Business hours:
Thursday to Sunday at dusk - start time confirmed when booking
Months of operation:
All months of the year


74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
13.6km to Paraparaumu Airport and 67km to Wellington Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
4.9km to Waikanae Station.
decisions Proximity to town:
5km to Waikanae Town.

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