National Kiwi Hatchery - Kiwi Encounter Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand

From US$31.77

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Gain entry to the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua with this guided tour and ticket combo. Learn about New Zealand's renowned conservation program as you take a tour of the hatchery which has successfully hatched over 2,100 kiwi chicks. After a guided experience, explore the interactive kiwi burrow where you can see the life cycle of a kiwi from egg to burrow.
  • A guided tour of the hatchery is included
  • Learn about kiwis at the Kiwi Burrow and Nocturnal House
  • Learn about egg incubation and hatching techniques
  • See kiwi roam and forage in the Nocturnal House

What's Included

  • 45 minutes National Kiwi Hatchery guided experience
  • Admission Ticket
  • Interactive Kiwi Burrow
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

What To Expect

Rainbow Springs Nature Park

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by National Kiwi Hatchery

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Amazing Experience!!!
Amy_S, Apr 2023
10/10 experience!!!! We were lucky and booked the 10am tour, which gave us a chance to see both a newly hatched baby kiwi, as well as a 16 day old kiwi that was brought out only during our visit for its health check of the day! Very informative and fun tour with a very friendly and fun guide. Definitely worth the entry fee, especially as a portion goes towards continuing their efforts of conservation.
Well run. Excellent...
Geraldine_C, Jan 2023
Well run. Excellent staff. Very well informed and personable. It was wonderful to see the hatching eggs and new born chicks as well as adults.

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