Ngā Manu is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day of the year excluding Christmas Day. Scroll down to see our weekly discounts…
With Standard Admission you will be greeted at the reception counter and issued with a map. Visitors are then able to freedom walk around the Reserve. Our 2 pm eel feeding talk is included with Standard Admission.
Adult $18.00 (15 years+)
Child $8.00 (3 – 14 years)
Family $38.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Enjoy unlimited visits for 12 months with a Friends of Ngā Manu Membership.
For individuals with attendant carers (no charge for carers).
Adult $10.00 (15 years+)
Child $5.00 (3 – 14 years)
Individual Eel Feeding
Experience the pull of an eel on that meaty morsel. You can hire a feeding pole and strip of meat and feed the eels at 2 pm under the guidance of an experienced eel feeder. A close encounters experience.
Cost: $1.00 per meat strip on feeding pole.
Time: 2 pm daily eel feed or by group arrangement.
Feed the Ducks
Cost: $2.00 per bag of duck food.
Cost: $5.00 plus 50 cents per head. Hire BBQ Island for your group
Monday – Locals with Visitors Library Card Discount
When bringing non-local guests to Ngā Manu on a Monday, present your Kāpiti Coast library membership card for free personal entry. Please note that your visiting guests will pay full admission. One library card free entry per party.
Locals and regular visitors may wish to consider becoming a Friend of Ngā Manu – visit as many times as you like for a whole year! Pop in for half an hour to enjoy an ice-cream and say hello to the ducks, come for a picnic or barbeque, have an after school outing or spend the whole day exploring.
Tuesday – Half-Price Entry with a NZ GOLD CARD
Seniors who present a NZ GOLD CARD and visit on a Tuesday get 50% discount on standard admission.
Cost: $9.00 per adult – must show a NZ GOLD CARD.
Wednesday – Free entry for preschoolers
A parent, grandparent or carer who visits on a Wednesday with preschool aged children only has to pay entry for themselves and their children are free (up to 3 children).
Cost: $18.00 entry for the adult.
Locals and regular visitors may wish to consider a Friends of Ngā Manu Family Membership to enjoy unlimited visits for the year.
Thursday – student discount day
Students who present a valid student identification and visit on a Thursday get in for a special discounted price.
Cost: $10.00 per student – must show a valid student identification.
Ranger for the Day Experience
Cost: $75.00 per person (suitable for adults and children aged 7 years+. If the child or adult doing the experience is not independent or has special needs you may be required to provide an adult carer).
Duration: 9 am to 3 pm.
Limit: Maximum 2 people per day. Bookings are required.