Pricing and Conditions

Adult $15.00
(16 year(s) and under)
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SuperGold Card, Community Services Card and Students $12

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Friends of Ngā Manu (Members) - unlimited free entry for the year. Memberships start at $35 for a senior membership and go up to $100 for a family membership. Children 4 and under – Free entry. Dependent disabled persons and their carers – Free entry. Students, Community Services or SuperGold Card (65 and over) – $12 entry 1 Adult Family (up to 3 children aged 5 – 17) – $25 entry 2 Adult Family (up to 3 children aged 5 – 17) – $35 entry

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If you book a tour, experience or accommodation we appreciate a call if you are no longer able to come so that we can offer your place to someone else.

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Tucked between the hills and the ocean there is a precious remnant of the once abundant Kāpiti lowland swamp forest. Visitors to Ngā Manu will enjoy the accessible and compact 14h site, whether it be the forest, walk-in native bird enclosures or picnicking lawns beside the ponds. Ngā Manu contributes to national and local conservation through its involvement in many species breeding programmes such as kiwi, tuatara, whio/blue duck, as well as endangered lizard species and plant conservation. Take part in the eel feed or take a Native Bird or Reptile Close Encounter. Come back at dusk and see Kiwi up close on a Kiwi Night Encounter, or enjoy the magic of the reserve all to yourself and stay overnight on the Cottage available for hire.

Opening times

Business hours:
10am - 5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year


74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
15 minutes drive to Kāpiti Airport, 50 minute drive to Wellington Airport.
decisions Proximity to town:
35 minute drive from Wellington, 2 minute car ride from Waikanae Railway Station.

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