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, 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.

The National Kiwi Hatchery is located at Rainbow Springs Nature Park in Rotorua. Rainbow Springs is one of our key sponsors and generously host the Kiwi Hatchery at their beautiful site.



Come in and visit us at the National Kiwi Hatchery and quote KIDSGOFREE on any family pass for free entry for children 15 years or under. 

Booking online? Use the promo code KIDSGOFREE on either family pass for free entry for children 15 years or under. 


Our Experiences

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!

From $45 per adult.

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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.

From $195 per person

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

Help us hatch more kiwi.

Opening Hours

8:30am – until 2pm daily on weekends, school holidays and public holidays

8.30am - until 2pm Monday-Friday, pre-booked tours only (48 hours notice required).

Book Online to reserve your space.