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Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park

Gate 1 500 State Highway 14 RD 9 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
+64 9-438 9630
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A good place to see and understand the natural environment and feeding of Kiwi birds. The museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raja R
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An interesting place to see and learn about kiwi birds and other native animals

Friendly and informative staff who are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge about the animals... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sze Wai C
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A multifaceted visitor experience with something for everyone in one very special place. The only kiwi and tuatara viewing in a controlled environment in the Northland region. Learn why our environment and it's animals are so unique and special. The Museum tells the stories of our people and their place, plus some travelling exhibitions. All this is on a beautiful 25 hectare site with it's original 1886 heritage homestead an other historic buildings. Room to stroll and stretch the legs, fresh air and space for the kids to run. Relax with us in this uncrowded family friendly environment, only 4kms from the SH1 and about 7 kms from the Whangarei CBD. Open every day, 10am to 4pm, except 25th and 26th December. All welcome.
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Gate 1 500 State Highway 14 RD 9 | Maunu, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
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+64 9-438 9630
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to see and understand the natural environment and feeding of Kiwi birds. The museum has a good collection of native reptiles and there are sessions for children, explaining the reptiles. Please check timings on their website or the staff are friendly and...More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to place a review. It sounds like you got to catch up with all the animals. Kiwi feeding at 11am, 1 and 3pm is definitely a good time to watch the birds but they are out and about most...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and informative staff who are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge about the animals with visitors. A good chance to see kiwis in their natural habitat. The surroundings are tranquil and there are some other interesting places on the ground to visit too.More

Thank Sze Wai C
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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI there, Thanks for writing a review, we really appreciate our visitor's feedback. The grounds are great for a stroll, stretch the legs and get some fresh air. Kiwi North is the only opportunity to view kiwi in a controlled environemnt in Northland, and we...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved coming here as a child ! Such a fun and interesting place to visit . I came back and visited on my holiday and nothing had changed and it was great ! Such a special place with great family memories !More

Thank AylaN_iToursntix
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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! So happy you took the opportunity to come back.So many of our locals have come as children with their families or school. Although the core is the same I hope that some things have changed over the years! We love playing a part in...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Such a awsome place to see Nzs awsome creatures its a must see in Whangarei ! Earlier the better so you can get a good veiw of the kiwi!More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for spending time with us and for then placing a review. NZ's creatures are indeed awesome and totally unique, and we love sharing their stories with our guests. Yes the first half of their night, or our day, is the most...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Informative center where you get interesting information about Kiwis. There is also a room where they change day and night, as Kiwis are nocturnal animals and so you get the chance to see them when they are awake.More

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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you for visitng and writing a review - we really appreciate your support. We offer the only chance to see kiwi in a controlled environment in Northland, plus the tuatara, gecko, insects, etc tehn there is the Museum and Heritage Park so...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This place is doing some fabulous work that your money really does help to support. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area.More

Thank Jessisaw
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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Firstly thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review. Secondly thatnk you so much for appreciating the work we are doing and how valuable the support of our visitors is to us. We hope you get the opportunity to...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

30NZD - good value for 2 pax. Visit around 10am to have the best chance of seeing the Kiwis active. Keeper feeds them around 11am. Takes a few minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. Good museum and outdoor exhibits plus train rides...More

Thank Arte1
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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are indeed a very multi-faceted visitor experience with somethign for everyone in one place. Feeding times are very popular. We have 3 during the day - 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Our staff make the most of every opportunity to...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Kiwi North is a fabulous place to visit if you want to see the beautiful Kiwi in its natural environment. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed by extremely helpful and friendly staff who took time to make sure we knew as much as...More

Thank Sheila K
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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Sheila, Thank you for that amazing review. It sounds like you explored the whole place and had a wonderful time. Our staff are our biggest asset. They love what they do and why, and it shows. Thank you for taking the time to place...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at Kiwi North. We managed to time it so that we were at the Kiwi House at feeding time, and it’s the best view of a Kiwi I’ve had in my life (as a New Zealander, that’s big!). The rest...More

Thank WriterGirlNZ
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Allie F, Manager at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit. Families do have a great time here. It is spacious, safe and relaxed and there is something for everyone. We are proud of the viewing of nocturnal house offers. It...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This heritage park has grown from a big house with a collection of hobby societies to a fully fledged heritage park and a preserved railway and now a kiwi house. Lots to do on a week end.

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Travel_mama_sgp
21 January 2017|
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Response from Allie F | Property representative |
Kia ora, Allie here from Kiwi North. As others have already answered our entrance fees are: $20 adults $15 adult students and seniors (65 in NZ but we honour whatever the age is in the visitors country) $5 children at... More
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Kath S
21 June 2016|
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Response from EdnaTait | Reviewed this property |
The feeding times now are 11am, 1pm and 3pm. As the birds are starting to grow up they do self feed from time to time and are more active after the first and third feeding. Kiwis are night birds so visitors should arrive a... More
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meegan_michel
30 April 2016|
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Response from Allie F | Property representative |
Hello there, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes the Museum and Kiwi House are definitely wheelchair friendly. They are on different levels but there is a lift. Our bathrooms are wheelchair approved. Exploring the Park may... More
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