It’s a thrill to see live kiwi. They can be seen in the wild and at a number of facilities.

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Opportunities to see captive kiwi

North Island, New Zealand

Kiwi North, Whangarei
Auckland Zoo, Auckland
Butterfly Creek, Auckland
National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs, Rotorua
Te Puia, the New Zealand Maori Arts and Craft Institute, Rotorua
Kiwi House and Native Bird Park, Otorohanga
The National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier
Nga Manu Trust, Waikanae
Pukaha, Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Wairarapa
Wellington Zoo, Wellington

South Island, New Zealand

Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch – Orana Wildlife Park has recently launched a live video feed from their kiwi breeding unit. Check it out here on their Twitch page ZoolifeKiwiBirds – Twitch

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch
Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown
National Kiwi Centre, Hokitika
Westcoast Wildlife Centre, Franz Josef


Alphen Zoo, Netherlands
Vogelpark, Walsrode, Germany
Zoologischer Garten Berlin, Germany
Frankfurt Zoological Park, Frankfurt Germany
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio

Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, Massachusetts
Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington DC, United States of America
Columbus Zoo, Columbus, OH, United States of America
World Conservation Society, Bronx, NYC, United States of America

Opportunities to see wild kiwi:

North Island, New Zealand

Trounson Kauri Park, Waipoua Forest, Northland
Aroha Island Ecological Centre, Kerikeri
Kiwi Wildlife Tours, Warkworth
Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience, Wellington
Kapiti Island Alive, Kapiti Island
Habitat Tours, Tawharanui – Freephone: 0800 422 868 (0800 HABTOUR)
Russell Nature Walks, Russell, 027 908 2334

South Island, New Zealand

Okarito Kiwi Tours, Franz Josef
Kiwi Wilderness Walks, Tuatapere
Nature Quest New Zealand Birding & Nature tours, Dunedin
Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin
Wild Kiwi Encounter, Stewart Island
Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience, Stewart Island/Rakiura