Behind the Scenes Exclusive

This comprehensive 1-hour guided experience is a truly unique opportunity to learn about our world-renowned kiwi hatchery conservation program.

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. Only hatchery staff can hold and touch the chick, but visitors may get the opportunity to have their photo with the chick after subject to it’s health check.

Afterwards, take more time to learn in our interactive kiwi burrow and see adult kiwi roam and forage in our purpose-built Nocturnal house.

100% of funds go to the National Kiwi Recovery Trust.


Adult $195
Child (12 - 15 years) $175




Tour Details

  • Exclusive tour - up to four people 
  • Limited availability - one departure per day available (12pm)
  • Tour duration - 1 hour
  • Minimum age - 12 years, this experience is not suited to young children due to the scientific nature of the tour
  • Maximum group size - four people (up to six by enquiry only)

Please note: Due to Delta Alert Level 2 restrictions we have safety measures in place to keep your whānau and ours safe, learn more