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The National Kiwi Hatchery

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Rotorua: The National Kiwi Hatchery Tour

1. Rotorua: The National Kiwi Hatchery Tour

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.

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What people are saying about The National Kiwi Hatchery

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Fascinating tour. Amazing to see a Kiwi in a hatching state, and then the hatchlings themselves. The staff were very friendly and informative.

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

it was very well explained. we even got to see real kiwis. The staff are pleasant. an experience to do!

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

Really interesting and lovely to hear about the successful programme