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Katikati Bird Gardens

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263 Walker Road East | RD2, Katikati 3178, New Zealand
+64 7-549 0912
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Birds eating out of our hands

If you like the thought of being able to hand-feed chickens, cockatoos, peacocks, pigeons, etc... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Tauranga, New Zealand
Quick Stop for a Walk with Chickens, Peacocks, and Doves, among others

We had a very brief amount of time (45 minutes) to visit the Katikati bird gardens, and thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Amy K
Dayton, Ohio
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A beautiful and extensive park on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour; the bird gardens feature a range of both native and exotic birds. Set in delightful gardens of mature trees, lily ponds and wetlands. Gift shop. Cafe. Golf car hire. A great family day out and place to unwind.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bird food” (9 reviews)
“bird garden” (5 reviews)
“exotic birds” (4 reviews)
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263 Walker Road East | RD2, Katikati 3178, New Zealand
+64 7-549 0912
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you like the thought of being able to hand-feed chickens, cockatoos, peacocks, pigeons, etc, then this is the place for you. The shop sells $1 bags of pellets and, if you're sparing, the bag will last you right the way around the park. Be...More

Thank TeamIan
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had a very brief amount of time (45 minutes) to visit the Katikati bird gardens, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We fed the chickens, peacock, and doves (see pictures). There were many other birds, including lorikeets, quail, and other colorful birds, in pens/cages/habitats throughout the...More

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The gardens are beautiful, offering a pleasant walk, but don't expect too many or varied types of birds. Chickens and geese will follow you demanding food, and there are a few exotic species locked in cages. Go for the garden walk, don't go for the...More

Thank dalma d
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

On a lovely sunny day we visited the bird gardens. We were all amazed by the variety of birds walking around. So friendly! They followed us for a while hoping to get some food. The doves were especially tame and sat on our shoulders or...More

Thank missmcleay
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Fairly relaxing gardens with a entourage of chickens, turkeys and ducks that would follow you around. Not much of native NZ birdlife around in the trees- whether that is the time of year? The averies look a bit run down, and perhaps it is due...More

Thank Bumblybug
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A beautiful location and a very pleasant way through gardens and wetlands. The facilities for the birds themselves need work. It is a great pity.

Thank AucklandBruce
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My friend and I rented a golf cart from here and drove around the gardens. Everything about it was wonderful, from the scenery to the birds following us around wanting to get fed. The tree-house is a great spot for a nice photo opportunity. The...More

Thank Yasmin S
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Relaxing 1 walk around nice gardens with an entourage of different birds following us wanting food. The pigeons and doves got a little too friendly, so if you have a pathological fear of birds, this place may not be for you. Our 2 year old...More

Thank JimandKTB
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Took our 3 kids under 6 here. All had fun feeding birds n enjoyed there day. Took buggy which was fine on grounds just have few steps from cafe to park. Was a bit run down but still was great to get our n have...More

Thank Sonya K
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

So so many gorgeous birds. The entrance fee is very reasonable considering the amount of birds and amazing gardens. The bird food is cheap which is nice too. Would be a perfect day out if you're on a budget with kids. Love this place!

Thank Charlotte H
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