Rotorua: The National Kiwi Hatchery Tour

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Learn all about New Zealand’s national icon at the world’s leading kiwi hatchery and discover how they have successfully hatched over 2100 kiwi chicks.


  • Visit the world’s largest and most successful kiwi hatching and rearing centre
  • See behind-the-scenes of the incredible kiwi hatching process
  • Learn how kiwi specialists care for rare chicks in their nursery
  • Get up close with adult and juvenile kiwi in the purpose-built nocturnal enclosure


The National Kiwi Hatchery Tour is a special opportunity to gain insight into and view this highly regarded conservation center. From humble beginnings in 1995, the team has hatched, raised and released over 2,100 kiwi back into the wild, making The National Kiwi Hatchery the most successful in the world. Recently redeveloped with the visitor experience in mind, the hatchery boasts special viewing opportunities and is hosted by kiwi expert guides who ensure guests leave fully informed and all questions answered. Learn all about New Zealand’s intriguing national icon and the efforts of the kiwi husbandry team, see and discover what it takes to hatch and rear chicks. Stand in a human-sized kiwi burrow, sit in a giant kiwi egg, and see real kiwi in the nocturnal enclosure.  100% of your ticket entry goes straight back into the Kiwi hatching programme.


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