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Katikati Bird Gardens

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Great place for kids

This is an excellent place for kids. Plenty of birds and a decent walk around the grounds. You can... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Katikati, New Zealand
Great visit with grandchildren

We have been to the Bird Gardens twice over the last couple of weeks with both lots of our... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Tauranga, New Zealand
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A beautiful and extensive park on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour; the bird gardens feature a range of both native and exotic birds. Set in delightful gardens of mature trees, lily ponds and wetlands. Gift shop. Cafe. Golf car hire. A great...more
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263 Walker Road East | Rd2, Katikati 3178, New Zealand
+64 7-549 0912
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Good for young children although some were frightened by the swans and geese who chased them for food. Our boys loved picking up and cuddling the pullets and enjoyed the doves landing on them. The gardens were attractive with plenty of ponds and a view...More

Thank gastrells
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We visit the Bird Garden now for approximately five years as family. Still love to prepare a little picnic basket and drive there to see what's new. Junior loves to feed the many different types of birds (and goats). I enjoy the plants and study...More

Thank vonseptum U
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is an excellent place for kids. Plenty of birds and a decent walk around the grounds. You can buy food for the birds just dont let the kids throw it all straight away. The cafe is quite good although if you have a family...More

1  Thank rossmY9589VU
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful garden with very friendly birds. Great for a stroll then a bite to eat or coffee afterwards.

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We have been to the Bird Gardens twice over the last couple of weeks with both lots of our grandchildren, who range from 3 to 8 years in age, and both visits were a great success. We all enjoyed wandering through the gardens seeing and...More

Thank Judave
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Easy to navigate around and for the most part wheelchair friendly. Many chooks and baby chickens running around at present. Not a large range of birds there. Was fun to see a large family of fantails playing in the treeferns.

Thank habanachooky
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Great hot drinks and good food and NOT pricey as someone suggests, average, cheaper than popular Garden Centre cafes. Clean cafe and excellent service. The gardens are natural and easy to walk about, and the birds are delightful. Have seen more...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Disappointed after being drawn by positive ratings. The wild birds in the native tree areas were a pleasure to watch but that could be seen outside the park; inside it, the ducklings and chicks were nice to see but most of the birds that are...More

2  Thank Joan F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a safe, somewhat confined, place to let children under age 10 run and play and feed the birds. Paths are marshy, so wear gumboots or water proof foot gear. The bird species were fairly mundane but friendly. A few exotic, imported species. Have...More

Thank madamegadfly
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The kids loved it. The ducklings and chicks kept them entertained. Well set out path with a Moa statue and tree house provided variety along the way. Morning tea in the tree house was fun as was the cafe, kids playground and impressive peacock at...More

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4 March 2016|
Response from Josheta |
Hi there, well if they havent looked at this site in over a year then dont bother going. I took visitors there today and the place has run down terribly, the ponds were putrid, the grounds lacked care and attention... More