Kiwi Night Encounter

Ngā Manu offers a unique opportunity to see kiwi up close as they explore, feed and interact with one another. Every evening presents a new episode in the lives of our birds. The Encounter begins in our Visitor Centre where your guide will give a presentation about kiwi in general and our involvement with the national captive programme. As night falls we’ll escort you to seating in our covered observation area in the outdoor kiwi enclosure. For the next 30 to 40 minutes you will be mesmerized as you enter into the world of kiwi and see behaviour which few get to observe.

Thursday to Sunday – please book online (see form to the right) or call us on 04 2934131.

COVID-19 update:

With Covid-19 in the community, Ngā Manu aims to protect the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers as best we can. Therefore please note:

  • Face masks are required for Kiwi Night Encounter customers 12 years and older, unless a mask exemption card is provided. Face masks are to be worn both within the Visitor Centre but also within the reserve and animal enclosures. We also encourage children under the age of 12 to wear a mask if possible, to protect both themselves and those around them.

Start Times (Dusk):

Please call us to confirm

Minimum age:

7 years. Please note that if a child is under age 14 an adult will need to accompany them on this experience.

Max 8 people per night encounter


Adult (Over 17) – $35
Child (Age 7-17) – $25

Gift a voucher

Kiwi Night Encounter:

Use the form below to book now or give us a call

Phone (04) 293 4131

Please note: It’s cold in the Kiwi Habitat so please dress warmly.

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