Kiwi and Birdlife Park

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Kiwi and Birdlife Park featuring zoo animals and bird life

A captivating wildlife sanctuary where you’ll get to see New Zealand’s elusive national bird up close.

In spite of the kiwi being a national symbol, being an endangered species, you’ll have to be very lucky to spot the shy and elusive kiwi out in the wild. The best way to get a glimpse of this are bird is by visiting Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park, where you will get the chance to see it up close and learn more about New Zealand’s national symbol, as well as more of the region’s avian life.

The park itself is set in large, lush grounds, making this great attraction popular with visitors to the city who come to get away from it all for a while.

The main draw is of course the chance to see the kiwi. Four kiwi feeding sessions are held throughout the day, and these are your best chance to see the famous birds for yourself. The sessions are held in the kiwi houses just past the entrance to the park, and each one lasts just 15 minutes, after which you can explore their houses and observe them in their own habitat.

Conservation presentations are also held every day, offering you insights into the efforts being made to try to preserve the species as well as protect the environment. With trained conservationists on hand to answer your questions, it’s the ideal way to find out more about what can be done.

Of course, when you wander around the 20,000 square metres of bush land across the park, you’ll encounter many other species, including the parakeet and the morepork, which is the only surviving native owl species in the country. There are also reptiles and marsupials calling the park their home.

The park has its own café offering a range of snacks, but there are some great spots to enjoy your own picnic too. Just five minutes’ walk from the heart of town, parking is widely available if you’re driving too. The Kiwi Birdlife Park is open daily except Christmas Day, and charges for entry.

1279 Cheap Hotels Near Kiwi and Birdlife Park

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$179 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located on a lake, within a 15-minute walk of Williams Cottage and Skyline Gondola. Lake Wakatipu is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (989 reviews)
"Great location and convenient. Comfortable rooms especially the bed. We were able to store our luggage at the hotel before our stay, which is fantastic as we were doing a great hike and don't want to take excess luggage with us. Will stay again."

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is NZ$231 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Located in Queenstown City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Steamer Wharf and Skyline Gondola. Lake Wakatipu is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (668 reviews)
"Amazing facilities, location, amenities, and the most friendly staff. From the moment we started checking in with Yasmine we have seen a team that is eager to help and work on giving you the best experience during your stay. To keep it short, now I have a 6 year old who want to move in forever 😅. ..."

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2022

QT Queenstown
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$180 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Located in Queenstown City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Steamer Wharf and Skyline Gondola. Lake Wakatipu is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.
4.4/5 Wonderful! (989 reviews)
"Great location- So close to the lake and town attractions. Our room was spacious and it was great to have a balcony with a view of the Remarkables."

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2022

Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
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Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
4 out of 5
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$125 per night from 18 Feb. to 19 Feb.
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
The price is NZ$179 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is NZ$231 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
QT Queenstown
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
The price is NZ$180 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
3.5 out of 5
38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
The price is NZ$127 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
5 out of 5
10-18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown
The price is NZ$214 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
8 Duke Street, Queenstown
The price is NZ$265 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
CNR STANLEY AND SYDNEY STREET, Queenstown
The price is NZ$185 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
32 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$132 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
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