Visit the National Kiwi Hatchery

Give back by visiting the National Kiwi Hatchery - 100% of your ticket price goes straight back to our kiwi hatching programme.

The National Kiwi Hatchery is the national leader in kiwi husbandry, egg incubation systems, hatching techniques and kiwi chick rearing.

When you join one of our experiences during hatching season, you'll get to see kiwi eggs being incubated, the hatching process and newly hatched kiwi chicks. Educational, thought-provoking and truly unique experiences, you'll get to see how we're helping kiwi at the largest and most successful kiwi hatchery in the world.

Please note: Hatching Season is September-March. Outside of these months there may not be eggs or chicks to see on site, but our resident adult kiwi will be foraging in our Nocturnal House for you to observe. 

Opening Hours

9:30am – until 2pm daily on weekends, school holidays and public holidays

9.30am - until 2pm Monday-Friday, pre-booked tours only Book Online to reserve your space.

National Kiwi Hatchery Experience

An unforgettable insight into our internationally renowned conservation programme.

Learn all about New Zealand’s national icon. Find out what it takes to hatch a chick, and if you’re lucky see a newly hatched kiwi chick!

Tickets $50 per adult ($59 from 1 October 2023).

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Behind the Scenes Exclusive

A truly unique opportunity to learn about our world-renowned kiwi hatchery.

You are invited to step ‘behind the glass’ for an immersive experience to join the hatchery team in a staff-only area to learn about the incubation and chick rearing techniques from global experts.

Tickets are $299 per adult.

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100% of your ticket price goes straight back to our kiwi hatching programme.

Help us hatch more kiwi.