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Whangarei: Kiwi House, Museum and Heritage Park Visit

Product ID: 327431
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Make the most of your trip to Whangarei with a visit to the state-of-the-art Kiwi House. Learn about and see nocturnal kiwis foraging for food as they would in the wild, then visit the Whangarei Museum to discover the region’s Maori culture and heritage.
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  • Marvel at New Zealand's native kiwi bird in a state-of-the-art nocturnal environment
  • Learn about the conservation of kiwi birds during a keeper's presentation
  • Discover the region's Maori history along with stories and artifacts
  • Explore the Grade Two Listed homestead at Heritage Park
  • Bring along a picnic and make the most of your day trip
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Spend the day discovering Whangarei’s Maori culture and heritage, see New Zealand’s resident kiwi bird, and visit a Grade Two Listed homestead with this combination pass. Start the day at the region’s only nocturnal Kiwi House, which turns day into night to replicate a natural living environment for New Zealand’s elusive kiwi bird. Watch the birds foraging for food and interacting in their closure as they would in the wild. State-of-the-art cameras also allow you to peek inside their burrows, where you can find them preening, napping, or simply doing the housework. Kiwi House is also home to Tuataras, an ancient gecko species from the time of the dinosaurs.

Head to Whangarei Museum next to discover the region’s early-settler history through stories and displays. Learn about how the local environment was formed, who lived here and why, as well as how this is reflected in the city and its inhabitants today. This is a unique opportunity to discover the significance of Maori culture thanks to the array of important artifacts and treasures housed here.

Finally, visit the Heritage Park at Kiwi North, which is home to the 1886 Glorat Clarke Homestead. A stunning Grade Two Listed heritage building, the homestead sits on its original site and boasts magnificent views across the harbor to the distant Mount Manaia. Uncover the history of the homestead, which is in remarkably good condition and considered a museum in its own right.
  • Entrance to Kiwi House, Whangarei Museum, and Heritage Park
  • Use of picnic tables
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Kiwi North is just 6.2 kilometers from Whangarei City Center
• There is plenty of free parking
• Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM everyday, excluding Christmas and Boxing Day

From US$ 13.31 per person

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Product ID: 327431