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.

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Ramada Queenstown Central
Ramada Queenstown Central
4 out of 5
24 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$132 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Located near the slopes, this Queenstown City Centre hotel is situated in the mountains and within a 10-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Mall and Creative ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (395 reviews)
"It’s neat and tidy and got all the facilities. However our rubbish was not removed on our last day."

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2021

Ramada Queenstown Central
QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is NZ$227 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Located in Queenstown City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Steamer Wharf, SKYCITY Wharf Casino, and Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (650 reviews)
"Lovely hotel to stay in. The rooms are comfortable. The amenities are great and it is within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. The lake views are wonderful. The staff are super helpful and friendly. I stay here regularly and will continue to do so."

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2021

QT Queenstown
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
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The price is NZ$189 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located on a lake, steps away from Williams Cottage, Lake Wakatipu and Church of St Peters. Queenstown Mall and Creative ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (986 reviews)
"Our family has stayed here twice and really love it. Great location, plus great movie channels. Always clean. Has everything you need."

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2021

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
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Ramada Queenstown Central
Ramada Queenstown Central
4 out of 5
24 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$132 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Ramada Queenstown Central
QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is NZ$227 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
QT Queenstown
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
The price is NZ$189 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
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$176 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
4 out of 5
27 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$148 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
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$155 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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$143 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
4 out of 5
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$143 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
4 out of 5
171-179 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$159 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
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