Ōtorohanga Kiwi House

The best place to see kiwi. Close up kiwi viewing and Keeper talks featuring kiwi at 10.30am, 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm daily. More Keeper talks at 11am (kea & kaka) 12pm (kakariki) long fin eels and blue ducks (2.30pm). All tickets valid for 2 days.


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The Ōtorohanga Kiwi House has been breeding kiwi since 1971. The not-for-profit wildlife and conservation centre displays kiwi birds all day in specialised moonlit nocturnal houses complete with burrow cameras. And it breeds rare native New Zealand wildlife for release to the wild.

The family-friendly NZ wildlife centre offers close up viewing of NZ's national bird, the kiwi. There are also ponds, wetland areas and walk-through aviaries including a giant dome aviary. Open daily, except Christmas Day. Informative Keeper talks at 10.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm (kiwi) plus 11am (native parrots: kea & kaka) 12pm (kakariki) and 2.30pm (long fin eels & blue ducks). All ticket sales are reinvested in the centre's wildlife & conservation work.

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Physical address

20 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga, New Zealand.

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)
Cancellation policy:
Cancellations more than 24 hours in advance - 100% refund Cancellations within 24 hours of tour - no refund

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Auckland International Airport 170 kms
Proximity to coach terminal:
1 km
Proximity to town:
5 minutes from Otorohanga town, 15 minutes from Waitomo Caves, 2.5 hours from Auckland, 1.5 hours from Rotorua & Taupo

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Opening times

Business hours:
Daily (except Christmas Day) from 10am - 4pm (last admission at 3.15pm)
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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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