Face to Face with our Fascinating Kiwi

Atar in Kiwi House One

So close you could almost touch one.

Have you ever thought about what a kiwi eats for breakfast? Or wondered why they are the only bird in the world with nostrils at the tip of their beak? Relax and let our team of passionate keepers amaze you with astonishing facts about these weird and wonderful birds. Our specially designed nocturnal houses will provide you with the best kiwi viewing in the country.

Into the Night

Enter the dark and mysterious world of the kiwi – New Zealand’s elusive bird of the night. Kiwi are generally inactive during daylight hours prefering to sleep underground in their burrows. They come alive between sunset and sunrise.
Kiwi Birdlife Park’s Kiwi Houses reverse the clock so Park visitors can see, by day, these amazing birds in a naturalistic night-time setting. Specialised lighting effects and infra-red cameras allow our kiwi to feel right at home while you observe them busily foraging, grooming and going about their nightly business.

An Evolutionary Oddity

Watch the secret life of kiwis on Mutant Planet.

Kiwi in Nocturnal House

Kiwi Feedings are held everyday at
10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 5pm (OCT-MARCH) and
10am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 4.30pm (APRIL-SEPT)
Admission is free to all Kiwi Birdlife Park
ticket holders.

Your Self Guided Audio Tour

Audio Player

Enrich your experience of the Park with a personal audio guide.
Follow this beautifully produced commentary and take in the Park at your own pace. You’ll be amazed and entertained with personal stories and interesting facts narrated by those at the heart of the Park. — Try it now…

Take an Audio Tour of Kiwi House 1.