Rotorua: The National Kiwi Hatchery Tour

Rotorua: The National Kiwi Hatchery Tour

From US$ 29.22 per person

Learn all about New Zealand’s national icon at the world’s leading kiwi hatchery and discover how they have successfully hatched over 2100 kiwi chicks.

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • Visit the world’s largest and most successful kiwi hatching and rearing centre
  • See behind-the-scenes of the incredible kiwi hatching process
  • Learn how kiwi specialists care for rare chicks in their nursery
  • Get up close with adult and juvenile kiwi in the purpose-built nocturnal enclosure
Full description
The National Kiwi Hatchery Tour is a special opportunity to gain insight into and view this highly regarded conservation center. From humble beginnings in 1995, the team has hatched, raised and released over 2,100 kiwi back into the wild, making The National Kiwi Hatchery the most successful in the world. Recently redeveloped with the visitor experience in mind, the hatchery boasts special viewing opportunities and is hosted by kiwi expert guides who ensure guests leave fully informed and all questions answered. Learn all about New Zealand’s intriguing national icon and the efforts of the kiwi husbandry team, see and discover what it takes to hatch and rear chicks. Stand in a human-sized kiwi burrow, sit in a giant kiwi egg, and see real kiwi in the nocturnal enclosure.  100% of your ticket entry goes straight back into the Kiwi hatching programme.
  • Guided tour of the National Kiwi Hatchery
  • Entry
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

The National Kiwi Hatchery is located at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, just 10 minutes north of Rotorua city center. The #1 city bus departs regularly from Rotorua CBD and stops right outside Rainbow Springs. There is a free carpark onsite.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Video recording
  • Photography inside
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Very informative and interesting

January 12, 2023

worth the money very informative and was amazing to see the birds first hand great value for money

January 6, 2023

Great Tour! You learn really interesting facts about the Kiwis. Our Guide was really nice and funny. Definitely worth a visit!

November 30, 2022

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