COVID-19 update:

The National Kiwi Hatchery Tours run Thursday to Sunday from 8:30 - 2pm, with tours every hour on the hour starting from 9am.
Rainbow Springs Nature Park remains closed. If you have an advance booking, a voucher or for information on passes please see our latest update.

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Saving Kiwi Together

How you can help endangered kiwi?

New Zealand's iconic native bird needs looking after so they'll be around for generations to come. Here's how you can do your bit…….

Be a responsible pet owner:

We all love our pets, but they can be a threat to kiwi, so here's what you can do:

  • Keep cats indoors as much as possible, especially at night
  • Never take your dog in areas where kiwi live
  • When walking your dog, keep it on a short lead
  • Take your dog to kiwi aversion training

Watch out for kiwi

  • Drive carefully at night and watch for kiwi on roads when driving through kiwi habitat (look out for the distinctive yellow kiwi road sign).
  • If you manage plantation forest, use techniques such as the kiwi-safe harvesting regime.

Support local kiwi recovery projects.

All over New Zealand, there are groups working to help kiwi survive and thrive. Help out your local group by volunteering, fundraising, or sponsoring a kiwi chick. 


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Kiwi Newsletter

There's always lots of exciting things happening at Kiwi Encounter with the arrival and departure of kiwi chicks! Keep up-to-date with kiwi by joining our quarterly Kiwi Newsletter.

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