• Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration: Flexible
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Observe more than 20 native bird species —including New Zealand’s namesake, the kiwi — with admission to Kiwi Birdlife Park in central Queenstown. See wildlife shows, nature exhibits and daily keeper presentations, and catch a rare sight of the flightless kiwi in a nocturnal enclosure. In addition to these feathered stars, take a look at critters such as the Auckland green gecko, the kea and a prehistoric tuatara. Your admission ticket is valid for the entire day so you can explore the park at your own pace.


  • Admission ticket to Kiwi Birdlife Park in Queenstown
  • View more than 20 types of native birds, plus geckos and the tuatara
  • Observe kiwis after dark in an enclosure that mimics a nocturnal environment
  • Find out what’s on the menu for the birds during daily feeding presentations
  • Watch a New Zealand pigeon and other birds fly free at a wildlife show

What You Can Expect

Kiwi Birdlife Park Admission

See the birds of New Zealand at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

The Kiwi Birdlife Park, a 5-acre (2-hectare) wildlife park conveniently located in central Queenstown, offers a family-friendly experience. With your all-day admission ticket, explore the park at your own pace and make use of a complimentary audio tour to learn about the attractions. 

At the New Zealand Conservation Show, held twice daily in an outdoor area enclosed in netting, birds like the kakariki (a type of parakeet) and the kereru, or New Zealand pigeon, can fly free. You can also get an up-close look at birds of prey, and learn about pateke (a type of duck), buff weka (a flightless bird) and Antipodes Island parakeets. 

Head to the Tuatara Encounter, where you’ll come in contact with a prehistoric lizard that is sometimes referred to as a living dinosaur.

Step into specially designed nocturnal enclosures for optimal viewing of kiwi birds, New Zealand’s national bird. Witness kiwi feedings and learn about the flightless birds’ underground burrows where they prefer to sleep during daylight hours. 

Take a forest walk past trout-filled streams and hear about the park’s conservation efforts, which include rehabilitation of injured wildlife and the breeding of kiwis for release in the wild.

When hunger calls, you can purchase light meals and snacks at the on-site cafe.

Customer Reviews

Yvette C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

this place really tries to rehabilitate the wildlife in New Zealand. you can tell that the birds are cared for and if you make it in time, you'll get to see them feed a kiwi the space is pitch black with a couple of red lights bc kiwis are nocturnal. they also do a 30min show around 3p everyday feeding other birds at the park

Stephen W

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2016

Excellent presentation of the wild-life in and around Queenstown. The Kiwi's themselves are hardly visible in the gloomy light of their houses - due to the fact that they are nocturnal. Lovely park but quite a bit of walking involved for anybody with mobility problems.


1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2016

Not worth it . Not value for money . Save your buck rather for other activities. Most of birds are non existent in the park

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