Queenstown, South Island

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Kiwi at Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Baby Kiwi at Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Prehistoric Tuatara at Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Conservation Show at Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Kea at Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Conservation Show at Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Green gecko, Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Kiwi at Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Kiwi Birdlife Park

One child goes free with each paying adult on mention of Kidz Go (all day access, includes kiwi feedings, exciting free-flight Conservation Show, audio tour).

The kids will love getting up close with over 20 species of native wildlife in our 5-acre breeding sanctuary where you can experience conservation in action.  
Come face to face with a kiwi at our kiwi feedings.  Viewing is guaranteed!
Experience birds flying overhead in our exciting, extreme close-up free-flight Conservation Show – packed full of live animals and amazing facts.
Look into the prehistoric eye of our  ‘living dinosaur’, Tane the tuatara!    
Take a forest walk and visit a Mãori village.
NEW!  Come and visit our free-of-charge Honey Bee Centre. Learn more about the importance of bees and see our transparent hive.  Can you spot the Queen? 
Gift shop onsite.

The Park is a hidden sanctuary of trees, bush and native trails in the middle of the busy resort town of Queenstown.  The Kiwi Birdlife Park will entertain and educate both young and old.  

By visiting the park you are also contributing to the breeding programmes we undertake for endangered New Zealand bird species. 

We are easy to find, situated just a five minute walk from the Queenstown town centre and just below the Skyline gondola terminal.  The park is adjacent to a public car park.

The park also features a replica of an early Maori hunting village, a retail centre, a native garden trail which is ideal for strolling and an entertaining and educational conservation show held daily at 11am and 3pm (allow 30 minutes for the show).


Adult (age 16-64)  Price: $49, now $45 when you mention Kidz Go
Child (age 5-15) Price: $30, now $24 (free if you mention Kidz Go).
Family (2 adults & up to 3 kids) Price: $140, now $110

The Kiwi Birdlife Park has the following features:

  • Live Conservation Show held two times daily.
  • The Bee Centre.  Come and visit our new free-of-charge Honey Bee Centre. Learn more about the importance of bees and see our transparent hive. Can you spot the Queen? Plus FREE tastings.
  • Audio Tours
  • Kiwi Feedings throughout the day
  • Retail Centre
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Our favourite destinations…

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New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


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With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.