Experience Highlights

  • Go behind the scenes and learn about important kiwi conservation efforts
  • Observe the hatching technology used in ‘Operation Nest Egg’
  • See how the kiwi chicks are cared for by the husbandry team
  • Discover the Nocturnal House, a more natural environment for resident kiwi
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Type: Private Experience

Nick

Travel Specialist

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Step behind the glass on this immersive 1-hour experience of the National Kiwi Hatchery. 'Operation Nest Egg', the hatching facility’s kiwi recovery programme, utilises unique incubation and hatching technology to help accelerate conservation efforts for the country’s national animal. Join the expert husbandry team in their staff-only area to witness how the chicks are cared for and learn about the incubation and chick rearing techniques used in their rehabilitation. Afterwards, discover a Nocturnal House where you’ll have the opportunity to see the kiwi roam about in a more natural environment. Then finish off the tour with an audio-visual element to cap off your kiwi-learning mini adventure.
Please note: Only trained professionals handle the kiwis in a strictly monitored environment.

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