|Monday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
A bit pricey entrance ticket but worth every penny if you know the money goes into good use of the people who work in the park/conservation. The conservation show and kiwi bird feeding were both excellent. My husband and I had a great time in the park walking around checking out all different types of birds! You can feel people who work there have such a passion of conservation and the shows were quite entertaining as well! I don’t normally like zoo but this is the very few exceptions that I do enjoy!
The park is too small and the entrance fee is too high with really not a lot of birds to see at all. Might be a good idea to go there with kids but it can be rather boring for adults. Also, I thought that some of the cages where too small for the birds that live there. Staff that works there is very friendly and happy to answer all questions which was nice.
Although the 30 min show with the birds and other animals is interesting and very well presented, the rest of it is rather disappointing and gloomy especially considering the high entrance fee of 49$. When I heard the price I first thought I misunderstood it. In our opinion it is definitely not worth it and actually the name of the park is a bit of misnomer, it should be an assortement of some birds and fish. If you think raising six kiwis justifies the entrance fee then go for it.
Good place to learn about Kiwi conservation, started by a family and still run by them. It hosts kiwi feeding sessions every two hours and also a show with Taratura, parakeet etc. It also has a souvenir shop with honey based products and toffee ( we loved kiwi fruit and honey combination one) must try, but too pricy!
While tickets can feel pricey, this is the only ticket you’ll buy in Queenstown that makes such a positive impact on the beautiful surrounds you’ve been visiting. Admission and donations are all that fund this conservation organization. They breed kiwi birds for release into the wild and rehabilitate all sorts of native endangered species from owls to parrots. They also plant native species of plants on the property. We visited the kiwi exhibit at Te Puia in Rotorua and the birds were hiding in their huts. Here they have kiwi feedings every two hours so that you are sure to see them out running around in their pens (even though kiwis are nocturnal, they are awake during business hours for visitors because they’ve switched the lighting so as to make it dark during the day and light at night). The park takes great care in the design and upkeep of the exhibits to keep the birds entertained and prepare them for introduction into the wild. The wildlife show every other hour is also good fun and involves up close viewings of the main animals. Kiwi feedings and shows are spaced every other hour so you can do one, have a half hour or so to walk the park, and then see the other show. Gift shop proceeds all go toward supporting the conservation efforts. Buy some opossum fur products too to help rid NZ of nasty kiwi bird egg and other native species-eating opossums. Help support this wonderful organization!!
As the saying goes 'It's not about the quantity, but the quality is what matters'. This is very true with this park. There is a limited but good number of native birds, and finally I managed to see a kiwi bird - the lighting at the kiwi bird house was spot on for human eyes to see them. The staff are knowledgeable and know what they're talking about. Give yourself a good two hours if you don't want to miss anything in the park. The best part was the conservation show. I'd say the $49 for entry is well worth it, especially given the fact that it goes into conserving NZ native birds.
Well, it's too hard to spot a wild kiwi bird so you have to visit here. The kiwi house is completely dark as they are nocturnal. Amazing creatures.
First visit. Useful information about a shy special specie special to NZ. Visit restricted due to weather conditions. More would have been seen weather and time permitting. Great for children and adults
4 stars because it's almost NZ$50, which I feel is a bit pricey for how small the sanctuary is. A free self-guided audio tour that is informative about natve wildlife and Maori culture. A good way to see living kiwis and to support their conservation.
While admission is on the pricey end, it is worth it to support a truly not for profit sanctuary that puts Conservation first, with breeding programs for endangered species in which animals are released into the wild. With a focus on education, don't miss out on the conservation show and kiwi feeding/information show. Also take the walk around the small sanctuary that aims to maintain the natural NZ environment and attract wild birdlife to its ecosystem. Some of the park was under construction when i went - removing introduced tree species and replanting native NZ flora. Guaranteed to see a Kiwi! Although no photos - as they are kept in a dark room to maintain their nocturnal habits while allowing visitors to see them in the day time. All in all a lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon.
Great bird park. The informative talk was fantastic. Kiwi display brilliant. A must do in Queenstown
Lovely conservation centre! I went to the conservation show and kiwi feeding and really enjoyed it. I also saw some wild fantails and tui. It's not cheap at $50 but it's worth it. Great gift shop too.
It’s worth the admission fee - they are not for profit and provide education and awareness about New Zealand’s unique bird life. The weather wasn’t kind but all of the staff were amazing - soldiering on to do the bird show, providing blankets and hot water bottles. Thank you!