Pricing and Conditions

Adult $30.00
(16 year(s) and under)
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General Admission Fee

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Minimum age: 7 years unless by prior arrangement. Maximum of 10 people on the tour. Availability: Monday to Friday – bookings must be made on the previous day. Saturday and Sunday – no bookings necessary.

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Please call us if you are no longer able to attend the tour so that we can offer your place to someone else. Thank you.

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An affordable add-on to get the most out of your visit to Ngā Manu Nature Reserve. Join our knowledgeable staff on their morning feeding round of our captive species. As you make your way through a selection of bird enclosures and our Kiwi Nocturnal House you will learn about our conservation effort as well as the personalities of the animals we care for – kiwi, kākāriki, kāka, kea, tūī, scaup, kererū, weka, and whio, along with tuatara and our native lizards. There are many opportunities for close encounters and photos.

Opening times

Business hours:
Tour runs at 11:00 am daily (bookings are required Monday - Friday) . Explore the Reserve from 10am to 5 pm.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae, New Zealand.

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

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