Katikati Bird Gardens - Tauranga
This privately owned park with delightful gardens, lily ponds and secret paths is on the edge of Tauranga Harbour and features a wide range of native and colourful birds. This is a great place to bring the family where you will find exotic pheasants, peacocks and doves that will follow you and where you are encouraged to hand-feed the emu, ducklings and doves. There is a fabulous café where you can sit and enjoy the peaceful surrounds, including an area for the kids with swing set, playhouse and outdoor checkers. The cafe serves lunches, light meals, sandwiches, pies and soup, home baked scones and cakes, plus great coffee. There is also a gift shop and local art work to view. Family passes available.