Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, Ngongotaha

4.6
#9 of 23 in Wildlife in Rotorua
Take an up-close look at birds of prey at Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, the first and only site of its kind in New Zealand. Stop by the center's museum to discover the history of falconry and learn the important role the karearea falcon plays in the native Maori culture. Take a peek into the incubation room to see newly hatched chicks, and then enter the main aviary, featuring threatened New Zealand falcons, hawks, and owls. Afterwards you can attend the daily falconry show and see the birds in full flight. Book a guided tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the breeding, research, and display facilities. See Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre and all Rotorua has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rotorua planner.
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  • This is a place everyone needs to to stop and visit. Think falcons, hawks and owls given a second chance at life. Daily flying demos give one the opportunity to don aq pair of falconer’s gauntlet and....  more »
  • Don't just go there for 11 show, you have to phone and book. Not open every day - so don't plan your day around the show!!!  more »
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  • It is a wonderful centre for birds of prey. The visit and talks are in your face with the interaction of these birds, if it is raining they have indoors facility. Will I visit again, certainly in the near future. The backdrop area of the bird display give you a beautiful feeling of protection. Thanks for the correction address.The new Wingspan address is 1334 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua, we look forward to seeing you again!
  • Amazing conservation talk and training session with Siren and Shadow, two NZ Falcons. Really amazing work the Wingspan team are doing to help and rehabilitate falcons and owls in the region.
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