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Ōtorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park

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.

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.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$26 (Adult)
(December 1 - May 1)
$10 (Child, 15 and under))


Business Hours
Daily (except Christmas Day) from 10am - 4pm (last admission at 3.15pm).
Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
170km to Auckland International Airport.
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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