Nga Manu Bird Feed Out Tour

Have an unforgettable hands-on experience with New Zealand's native birds and wildlife at Nga Manu Nature Reserve. Many birds come down to feed, providing fantastic photo opportunities and close encounters.


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The Nga Manu Bird Feed Out Tour provides a wonderful opportunity to see New Zealand's native birds fed as a knowledgeable staff member shares fascinating facts and stories about the wildlife. You will be personally guided through the aviaries and nocturnal house, getting a close up view of Tuatara, Kiwi, Morepork, Kereru, Kakariki, Kaka, Weka, Tui, Scaup, Native Waterfowl and Kea.

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Please Note: This tour only takes place with a minimum of 4 people so it is advisable to phone ahead. Numbers are limited and bookings are preferred.

Where: Meet at the reception area in the Nga Manu Information Center before 11am.

Duration: Approximately 70 minutes. Visitors are then free to walk around the remainder of the reserve at their own pace.


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Physical address

Nga Manu Bird Feed Out Tour , 74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae, Waikanae, Wellington, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Tour runs at 11:00 am daily. Explore the reserve until 5:00 pm.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

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

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $25.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Further pricing information:
The tour runs at 11am daily (excluding Christmas Day). The price of a Nga Manu Bird Feed Out Tour also includes full access to the reserve after your tour to explore at your leisure. The reserve is open until 5:00 pm.

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