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Owlcatraz

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44 Margaret Street, Shannon 4821, New Zealand
+64 6-362 7872
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A great variety of fauna!

We had a great afternoon here recently. the native owls , the ruru, are fantastic while the glow... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perry B
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Hong Kong, China
Gloworms were the highlight.

The Glow worms really were a sight to behold. We had our elderly Aunt with us and were assured by... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
lollipopp2018
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Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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This is a bird wildlife park with owl house, NZ weka birds, a lake, wild salmon, mini train rides for the kids picnic area, gift shop, and giant cows lovely park, theres a pig that begs for food shhep and a deer called Grace.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“glow worm caves” (13 reviews)
“farm animals” (13 reviews)
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44 Margaret Street, Shannon 4821, New Zealand
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+64 6-362 7872
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great afternoon here recently. the native owls , the ruru, are fantastic while the glow worm cave was a definite highlight. The best glow worm visit this side of Waitomo! There are rare pig breeds, too.

1  Thank Perry B
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The Glow worms really were a sight to behold. We had our elderly Aunt with us and were assured by the teen at the counter that the cave would be manageable for her. She is very short and elderly therefore walks rather slow! Ross motored...More

3  Thank lollipopp2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We stopped by here while travelling through to Rotorua. We had an amazing time, the staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable, and it was awesome how interactive the whole experience was! We will definitely be visiting again next time we're up this way!

1  Thank Jayne M
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

My partner and I went in today and WOW! We are both so glad we did! The glow worm caves especially HIGHLY exceeded our expectations, however it was the people who made it an overall phenomenal experience. By the time we got there we were...More

2  Thank ButterGoblin
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We sttopped in Owlcatraz on our way back to Wellington. We all loved it, young and old...fantastic glow worm cave tour, a parrot, a kune kune pig, donkeys, ducks, eels, a goat and some alpaca and deer. Well worth the stop! The family running it...More

1  Thank NFWellington
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not really sure what to make of this place, It seems that the owners are doing a lot of good for abandoned animals. In my opinion the cost was extortionate at $90 with a 25% discount! The staff couldn't have been any nicer, and...More

6  Thank JessieJames2
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We chose to visit on a day after there had been quite a lot of rain. We had read about Owlcatraz on their website - perhaps I should have checked TripAdvisor first. Whilst the owner was friendly enough, we felt that we had been misinformed...More

4  Thank TravellngTrish
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Staff were friendly and helpful but we felt the tour group was too big, made difficult to hear, and went far too long. We didn't go to the glow worm cave and didn't even know about it until reading other reviews. We did go on...More

2  Thank Kiwiintheus
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

I had visited Owlcatraz about 10 years ago, and decided to visit again as we were passing through. The bush and grounds are really nice, but they have an odd way of showing people through in little tour groups, and it is expensive ($60 for...More

2  Thank Duncan W
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a fantastic place in the village of Shannon. The hosts that own and run Owlcatraz have done an outstanding job restoring the native vegetation and ecosystems and creating a haven for the native birdlife. Considering this is a small family run place, the...More

2  Thank TheBismarck
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