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Kiwi Encounter
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Tour the only hatchery in New Zealand of its kind, where state-of-the-art technology aids the preservation of its national icon—the kiwi. After, get up close and walk amongst these curious birds in an open kiwi enclosure.
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See the important work being done by the husbandry staff like incubating, nurturing, and rearing kiwi chicks until they are big enough to be returned to the wild to fend for themselves. Because tour groups are limited to a small size, you’ll enjoy rare and up-close views of these mysterious and adorable birds. You’ll also pass through the open kiwi enclosure where the only thing separating you and the kiwi is a knee-high wall, so you’re able to get closer than ever before. Listen as the kiwi forage around snorting and smelling for food. Then, finish your tour in the comprehensive static display that provides information about the plight of the kiwi. br br Beginning in October, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Kiwi Trust. br
Inclusions :
ul li Admission to park li Guide /ul
Approx. 1 hour br
Daily br
Hours of operation:
10 AM-5 PM, last tour departs at 4 PM br
Children under 4 participate for free. Transportation from select hotels available for an additional fee, see redemption instructions Br
Redemption instructions

b After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps: /b br b 1. Print /b your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site. br b 2. Follow /b the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is b critical /b to do this before you depart. br b 3. Take /b all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person. br br b Exchange your voucher for activity: /b br i Confirmation is not required /i . Contact Rainbow Springs LTD at least 24 hours before your trip date if you require hotel pick-up/drop-off. Upon arrival at park, present your voucher and photo ID in exchange for service. br
Terms and conditions

b Cancellations and Changes: /b This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.