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Visit the National Kiwi Hatchery

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

Join one of our experiences and take an immersive journey where you'll learn about Kiwi, their native environment and what makes them truly iconic the world over.  Delve into darkness and spot kiwi in our purpose-built nocturnal house and discover the secrets of the kiwi in our interactive displays. 

Chat to our Kiwi experts and learn the secrets of the kiwi and what makes this bird our cherished national icon. During hatching season, you'll get to see kiwi eggs being incubated, the hatching process and newly hatched kiwi chicks.

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.

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. You'll be participating in global conservations efforts with 100% of your ticket price goes straight back to our kiwi hatching programme.

Opening Hours

Tours run from 9.30am - until 2pm. 
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Weekends, School Holidays and Public Holidays:
Tours run from 9:30am – until 2pm. 
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National Kiwi Hatchery Experience

Connect with kiwi at our internationally renowned conservation facility with a 45 min guided tour including Nocturnal House.

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Behind the Scenes Exclusive

Go behind the scenes with our Kiwi Keepers in this exclusive experience where you'll get up close to Kiwi chicks.

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