Kiwi Night Encounter

Friday and Saturday evenings. This experience can also be booked on other days for private groups of up to 10 people.

Start time will seasonally adjust with sunset and will be confirmed at the time of your booking.

This is your chance to share in the night world of kiwi. Watch our birds as they emerge from their daytime slumber and engage in the nocturnal exploration of their outdoor enclosure. Every evening presents a new episode in the lives of our birds!

Our encounter starts with a kiwi presentation in our Visitor Centre. Your guide will then escort you to our outdoor kiwi enclosure where you will take your seat in our covered observation area. For the following 30 to 40 minutes you will be captivated by the birds behaviour, before returning to the Visitor Centre to enjoy a hot drink and have a chat about what we’ve seen.

Encounters are limited to 10 people per session.
Call 04 2934131 to book – pay on arrival.

Cost for Our 1 ½ Hour Close-Encounter Experience:
$35 – Adult Ticket (Age 16+)
$25 – Child Ticket (Age 7 -15)
Buy a row of 5 seats for $150 or book all 10 seats for $300.

We offer a $5 Discount off tickets for our Friends of Ngā Manu – find out about becoming a Friend here.

  • For the wellbeing of our birds and the enjoyment of other guests – everyone will be asked to observe silence whilst in the kiwi enclosure.
  • This experience is not recommended for children under 7 years.
  • No photography is permitted as this startles the kiwi and spoils the experience for others.