Pricing and Conditions

Adult $60.00
(16 year(s) and under)
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Includes admission.

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Bookings are made 24 hours in advance. There is a maximum of 2 tours per day on request between 11am-3pm. Tours can accommodate between 4 - 50 people. Large group discounts available. Recommended age: Aged 7 + recommended (children under 14 may require adult accompaniment).

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Cancellations made before the commencement time of the tour or experience will incur the following charges (expressed as a percentage of the total invoiced price for the tour or experience): 25% deposit required to secure booking. ore than 14 days prior to commencement no charge. More than 24 hours prior to commencement 25% up to a maximum of $250. 24 hours or less prior to commencement 75% up to a maximum of $250. No show will result in no refund.

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See Aotearoa New Zealand's native wildlife icons with a ranger guiding your 60-minute tour. Find out more about these national treasures and see first hand fascinating insight into the lives of these wonderous creatures. Learn about kiwi and Ngā Manu’s involvement in the national captive programme. From the covered observation area you will be mesmerised how close you get to see the kiwi's natural behaviour. Walk along Tuatara alley and learn how Ngā Manu has been involved in survival of tuatara, raising tuatara in captivity for over 40 years with as many as 450 animals at any one time. Feed the Tuna (eels) as the ranger provides commentary on the long life cycle and the extraordinary journey they undertake. 40 mins drive from Wellington.

Opening times

Business hours:
10am - 5pm, 7 days.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
55 min drive to Wellington Aiport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
45 mins drive from Wellington Railway Station and ferry terminal. 5 mins drive to pick up from Waikanae Railway Station.
decisions Proximity to town:
5 min drive to Waikanae township.

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