Hours & Pricing

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…


Pricing Details:

Standard Admission

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

Disability Discount

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.

Eel Feeding

Feed the Ducks

Cost$2.00 per bag of duck food.

Duck Feeding

BBQ Hire

Cost: $5.00 plus 50 cents per head. Hire BBQ Island for your group

BBQ Students

Weekly discounts:

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.

Parents Day

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.

Student Groups may take advantage of our Student Group Package. You may also be interested in volunteering and helping out behind-the-scenes at Ngā Manu.

Student Group

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.

Find out more about Ranger for the Day