Book out our Robin’s Nest or BBQ Island for your next birthday party

Kid’s party package:

BBQ Island package:

  • 2 hour exclusive hire of BBQ Island and outdoor BBQ space
  • Admission to the Reserve for up to 15 children and 8 adults
  • Private Eel (tuna) talk with Ranger on the lifecycle of eels (tuna). Includes up to 15 eel feeding poles.
  • Duck food for up to 15 children.
  • Our Ranger or Volunteer team will set you up on BBQ Island, and give you a safety briefing on using the equipment.
  • You can bring your own food to share on BBQ Island (or contact us for a list of preferred caterers).

Note: Please be mindful of your waste when catering your party as we endeavor to reduce our impact on the environment. We ask that you take away all waste, including left over food and packaging.

Robin’s Nest package:

  • 2 hour exclusive hire of Robin’s Nest (between 10am and 4pm), includes table and chair hire.
  • Admission to the Reserve for up to 15 children and 8 adults
  • Private Eel (tuna) talk with Ranger on the lifecycle of eels (tuna). Includes up to 15 eel feeding poles.
  • Duck food for up to 15 children.
  • You can bring your own food or contact us for a list of preferred caterers.

Note: You will be responsible for setting up tables and chairs, and cleaning the venue at the end of your booking time. Also, please be mindful of your waste when catering your party as we endeavor to reduce our impact on the environment. We ask that you take away all waste, including left over food and packaging.

PLEASE DO NOT FEED HUMAN FOOD TO THE DUCKS OR EELS.

Overview for both packages

Duration: 2 hours

Prices

Base party package: $300 minimum charge (15 children; 8 adults)
Additional child: $6 (includes admission, eel feeding pole and duck food)
Additional adult: $15 (includes discounted admission; normally $17 per adult)
Friends of Ngā Manu Members: 10% discount. Birthday child must be part of the membership holders’ household
Additional time: 2 hours @ $100 minimum charge

General birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations

  • 2 hour exclusive hire of either Robin’s Nest OR BBQ Island and outdoor BBQ space. Half day and full day bookings available at an additional cost.
  • Admission to the Reserve at a discounted price (Adult $15 usually $17 or Child $6)
  • Private eel talk, includes up to 10 eel feeding poles, at a time within your booking period. Extra eel poles can be purchased at $2.50 each. Advanced notice would be appreciated for preparation.
  • Duck food for 10 people. Extra duck food can be purchased at $2 per bag.
  • You can bring your own food or contact us for a list of caterers who have catered here before.

Note: You will be responsible for setting up tables and chairs or BBQ space, and cleaning the venue at the end of your booking time. Also, please be mindful of your waste when catering your party as we endeavor to reduce our impact on the environment. We ask that you take away all waste, including left over food and packaging.

PLEASE DO NOT FEED HUMAN FOOD TO THE DUCKS OR EELS.

Price

Base party package: $175 minimum charge
Additional time: 2 hours @ $100 minimum charge
Reserve entry child/adult: $7.50 per adult; $4 per child

Added experiences and activities:

  • Native Bird Close Encounter (private group booking): $200 (30-40 minute guided Ranger tour. Meet our cheeky Kaka, Kakariki, Whio and Kea,) Maximum 10 people.
  • Native Reptile Guided Tour (private group booking): $200 (20-40 minute guided Ranger tour. Meet our native skinks, geckos and tuatara). Maximum 10 people.
  • Additional BBQ Island time: $20 per half hour
  • Book Robin’s Nest function center: $250 for half a day (maximum of 3 hours)

Please note: Terms & Conditions will apply with your booking. A non-refundable deposit of $50 needs to be made to secure your preferred date (if available).