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Kiwi Night Encounter

Kiwi Night Encounter


  • Fri 25 Oct, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Sat 26 Oct, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Fri 1 Nov, 8:15pm – 9:45pm
  • Sat 2 Nov, 8:15pm – 9:45pm
  • Fri 8 Nov, 8:15pm – 9:45pm
  • Sat 9 Nov, 8:15pm – 9:45pm
  • Fri 15 Nov, 8:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 16 Nov, 8:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri 22 Nov, 8:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 23 Nov, 8:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri 29 Nov, 8:45pm – 10:15pm
  • Sat 30 Nov, 8:45pm – 10:15pm
  • Fri 6 Dec, 8:45pm – 10:15pm
  • Sat 7 Dec, 8:45pm – 10:15pm
  • Fri 13 Dec, 9:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Sat 14 Dec, 9:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Fri 20 Dec, 9:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Sat 21 Dec, 9:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Fri 27 Dec, 9:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Sat 28 Dec, 9:00pm – 10:30pm
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Ngā Manu Nature Reserve, 74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae



Ticket Information:

  • Adult Ticket - Age 16+: $35.00
  • Child Ticket - Age 7–15: $25.00
  • Row of 5 Seats: $150.00
  • Door Sales Only

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.

Tickets for our 1 and a half hour close-encounter experience will be limited to 10 people per session.
Call 04 2934131 to book—pay on arrival.

Start time will seasonally adjust with sunset and will be confirmed at the time of your booking.
- There is a $5 Discount off tickets for our Friends of Ngā Manu—find out about becoming a Friend of Ngā Manu by visiting the 'Support Us' section of our website.
- 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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