Discover a REAL KIWI nature experience within easy reach of Wellington on the picturesque Kāpiti Coast.
Ngā Manu Nature Reserve offers you, your family and visitors a unique opportunity to have a hands-on experience with nature and combines education with a great day out. See New Zealand’s rare brown kiwi in our nocturnal house and meet native birds in our walk-through aviaries. Watch or participate in feeding endangered long-fin eels, spot native geckos and get up close to the ancient tuatara. Take an easy stroll through Kāpiti’s largest remnant of coastal lowland swamp forest in this idyllic bird sanctuary.
What’s On these School Holidays?
- Experience Contemporary Art in Nature – The Halo Project.
- Join us for our daily 2 pm eel talk and feeding.
- Book a Ranger for the Day Experience.
- Discover our Kiwi Guardians adventure.
- Find Manu the monster as you hunt for the Wellington Wild Things.
- Become a Friend of Ngā Manu to enjoy unlimited visits.
- Treat yourself to an overnight stay in Theo’s Cottage!