Visit the National Kiwi Hatchery

See conservation in action at one of the largest and most successful kiwi hatchery in the world! 

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.

An educational, thought-provoking and truly unique experience, you'll get to see how we're helping kiwi at the largest and most successful kiwi hatchery in the world.

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

Opening Hours

We are open every day, but bookings are essential. Please book 48 hours in advance to secure your spot.

  • 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.
  • Kiwi Hatching Season from September - March 


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 $59 per adult (child price available).

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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 $299 per adult (child price available).

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The National Kiwi Hatchery is working hard to save our national bird.

Help us hatch more kiwi.

All donations are in New Zealand dollars