Kiwi Birdlife Park, QueenstownCurrently Open
- Address: Brecon St, Queenstown, New Zealand
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 64-34428059
- Ticket Price: 42 USD
- Tags: Wildlife Park, Zoo
About Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown
Among the various other things that are a part of New Zealand’s original recipe, the main ingredient, apart from The Lord of The Rings, is the country’s national bird. Now, you aren’t likely to spot any Kiwi’s when you venture into the wilderness of New Zealand. In fact, you stand a better chance viewing them up close along with other birds that are the pride of New Zealand, not to mention the 30 other species you’ll get to see. Spread over 5 acres, visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities from wildlife shows to forest trails to having an encounter with the dinosaur of today’s world.
Kiwi Birdlife Park Information
- Photography is not allowed within the Kiwi Houses.
- Last admission is half an hour before closing time.
Kiwi Birdlife Park Ticket Prices
- Adults $42, Children (5-14 years) $21, Children (under 5) Free, Family Pass $95 — SAVE UP TO 15% (2 adults and 3 children).
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Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown Reviews
A bit pricey entrance ticket but worth every penny if you know the money goes into good use of the people who work in the park/conservation. The conservation show and kiwi bird feeding were both excellent. My husband and I had a great time in the park walking around checking out all different types of birds! You can feel people who work there have such a passion of conservation and the shows were quite entertaining as well! I don’t normally like zoo but this is the very few exceptions that I do enjoy!
Although the 30 min show with the birds and other animals is interesting and very well presented, the rest of it is rather disappointing and gloomy especially considering the high entrance fee of 49$. 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.
I'd rate it five stars except for the Kiwi display. I understand that they are night birds but the dark was overkill. Could barely see the birds during the presentation.
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!!
It's not a big flashy wildlife park but the kiwi houses are great and probably my only chance to see this shy creature up close. They seem serious about conservation rather than just tourist $$$
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