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Kiwi Night Encounter

Kiwi Night Encounter

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  • Sun 4 Oct, 7:15pm – 8:45pm
  • Thu 8 Oct, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 9 Oct, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 10 Oct, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 11 Oct, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
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Ngā Manu Nature Reserve, 74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae



Ticket Information:

  • Adult Kiwi Night Encounter: $35.00
  • Child (7+ Only) Kiwi Night Encounter: $25.00

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!

Each 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 we promise you will be captivated by the birds behaviour.

There is a limit of 10 visitors per encounter.
Call 04 2934131 to book - pay on arrival

There is a $5 Discount off tickets for Friends of Ngā Manu Members.

Start time will seasonally adjust with sunset and will be confirmed at the time of your booking. Times here are a guide only.

- 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.

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