Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

Featuring threatened New Zealand falcons, hawks and owls - the Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre is a unique conservation programme, of national significance. A real highlight at The Centre is the spectacular 2pm flying display!


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Registered as a charitable trust in 1992, Wingspan was set up to fund the rehabilitation of a small number of injured harriers. Today it continues its rehabilitation work, along side education, advocacy and breeding for release programmes.

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Visitors to the Wingspan Centre are able to view a museum area and sneak previews into the incubation and service areas, before entering the main aviary - a landscaped, all-weather walkway. Themed with native plants and large aviaries, it is a very impressive facility of international standard.

The free flying falcons are passionately described as little 'spitfires'. Visitors will be impressed by their fast flight, steep climbs and stoops.

A high impact encounter that simply should not be missed!


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Physical address

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, 1164 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua, 3072, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am - 3pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $25.00
Other charges:
Gold card holders $20

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