Kiwi Birdlife Park


These 2 hectares are home to 10,000 native plants, geckos, skinks, tuatara (an endemic reptile) and scores of birds, including kiwi, kea (alpine parrots), kārearea (NZ falcons), kākāriki (parakeets) and the endangered whio (blue ducks). Stroll around the aviaries, watch the conservation show and tiptoe quietly into the darkened kiwi houses. Kiwi feedings take place five times a day.

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Nearby Queenstown attractions

1. Skyline Gondola

0.05 MILES

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2. Time Tripper

0.37 MILES

Located in the old underwater observatory beneath the main pier, this 30-minute experience promises a journey back in time, explaining Lake Wakatipu's…

3. St Peter's on Church St

0.42 MILES

This pretty Anglican church, built in 1932 from local greywacke stone, has colourful stained glass and an impressive gilded and painted organ. Take a look…

4. Queenstown Gardens

0.64 MILES

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5. Lake Wakatipu

0.65 MILES

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6. Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

10.5 MILES

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7. St Patrick's Catholic Church

10.59 MILES

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8. Lakes District Museum & Gallery

10.64 MILES

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