Queenstown, South Island

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Kiwi Park - meet a kiwi

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Kiwi Park - meet a kiwi

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Conservation Show at Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

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Kea at Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

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Green gecko, Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

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Kiwi at Kiwi Birdlife Park Queenstown

Kiwi Park

One child goes free with each paying adult on mention of Kidz Go (all day access, includes Kiwi Encounter, 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 Encounters.  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.

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.  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 (allow 30 minutes for the show).


Adult (age 16+)  Price:$55
Child (age 6-15) Price:$28 (0-5 years FREE)
Family (2 adults & up to 3 kids) Price: $136 (One child free per adult if you mention Kidz Go).
Friend of the Park Pass $89
Covers one adult and up to three complimentary children for one year.

The Kiwi Park has the following features:

Kiwi Encounter

Have you ever thought about what a kiwi eats for breakfast? Or wondered why they are the only bird in the world with nostrils at the tip of their beak? Relax and let our team of passionate wildlife keepers educate you with astonishing facts about these weird and wonderful birds. Our specially designed nocturnal house will provide you with the best kiwi viewing in the country.

Kiwi Encounter Times:
10am, 11am, 12.15pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4.15pm and 5pm (Oct-April)
10am, 12.15pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3.45pm and 4.30pm (May-Sept)

Conservation Show

Here you'll meet the stars of our park.  Be amazed by the size, colour and intelligence of our native birds as they fly in our outdoor theatre!  Presented by the park's team of skilled and passionate animal lovers, this entertaining show will have you laughing, learning and discovering just how special our native wildlife really is and the threats they face in the wild.

Conservation Show Times
11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Oct-April)
11.30am and  3pm (May-Sept)

Self-guided audio tour

Specially recorded individual commentary players mean you can hear all about the family’s work from the people at the heart of the operation since 1986. Your personally controlled audio player allows you to roam around the park at your own pace. Beautifully produced, educational and fun! 

Available in English, German, French, Chinese & Japanese.

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Our favourite destinations…


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!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


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.