Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park

The best place to see Kiwi! Close up Kiwi viewing with Kiwi feeding daily at 10.30am, 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm. Plus Keeper talks with kea, kaka, kakariki, long fin eels and whio (blue ducks) throughout the day.


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The Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park has been breeding Kiwi since 1971. The not-for-profit wildlife and conservation centre displays Kiwi birds all day in special nocturnal houses. And it breeds rare and endangered native New Zealand wildlife.

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The family-friendly Park offers close up viewing NZ's national bird, the Kiwi. The rare and iconic birds are housed in specialised nocturnal houses complete with burrow cameras. There are also ponds, wetland areas and walk-through aviaries including a giant dome aviary. Open daily, except Christmas Day. All ticket sales are reinvested in the Park's wildlife & conservation work.


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Physical address

Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park, 20 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga, Otorohanga, Hamilton - Waikato, 3900, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Daily (except Christmas Day) from 9am - 5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Auckland International Airport 200 kms
Proximity to coach terminal:
1 km
Proximity to town:
15 minutes from Waitomo Caves, 2.5 hours from Auckland, 1.5 hours from Rotorua & Taupo

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $26.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Child (5-15 years accompanied by an adult) $10; Family Special (2 adults, up to 3 children) $65; School groups: $3 per child and accompanying adult
Further pricing information:
Child (5-15 years, accompanied by an adult) $10 Under 5 year olds - FREE entry Family Special (2 adults, up to 3 children) $65 (a $17 saving)

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
Dutch YES NO
French YES NO
German YES NO
Italian YES NO
Japanese YES NO

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