Your ‘real’ kiwi Christmas party

A Christmas party with a difference – a real kiwi

Enjoy one of the famous Ngā Manu Kiwi Night Encounters at your end of year Christmas party. Give your team a Christmas party with a difference which makes a difference, and at the same time experience an unforgettable close-up encounter with kiwi. Our Kiwi Night Encounter Christmas party package is for you.

We are offering a combined package of exclusive hire of our event and function center (Robin’s Nest) and exclusive access to the entire Ngā Manu Nature Reserve, combined with a Kiwi Night Encounter tour.

There will be opportunity to learn about kiwi and Ngā Manu’s involvement in the national captive programme before entering their outdoor enclosure. In groups of up to 10 people at a time, from the covered observation area, your group will be mesmerized for up to 20 minutes by the interactions and feeding behaviour of kiwi.

Your visit makes a difference. As a not-for-profit charity all proceeds help Ngā Manu feed and care for the birds and contribute to the national Breed for Release programme.

$500                5 hours hire of the event room *over dusk hours
Includes:          Linen, tables and chairs, kitchenette WIFI, PA sound system, digital projector

$12/pp             Unlimited admission to the reserve (closes at 5pm)

$60/per hour Security is required from 5pm, minimum charge is for 4 hours

$30/pp             Per adult for the kiwi night experience (usually $50/pp)
$20/pp             Per child for the kiwi night experience (usually $30/pp)

10 pm finish:

Every hour after this incurs $100/hour extra including security – must finish at 12am.


Please call 04 2934131 or email to ask about booking.

Start Time:

The kiwi tours will run sequentially in groups of up to 10 people at a time.
The Kiwi tours start at dusk so the start time will be confirmed with your booking confirmation.


5 hours hire over dusk hours, with approximately 20 minutes in the kiwi habitat per group.

Kiwi are most active with a silent audience. We recommend this experience for adults and children over the age of 7 years. You may choose to have younger children in your group if you wish.  No photography or video is permitted in the kiwi enclosure. Thank you.

Corporate Lunch Bookings

Day time tours also available for incorporating into day time functions, please enquire on 04 293 4131 or email