Kia ora! Welcome to Kiwi North. Open 10am - 4pm everyday - excluding Christmas & Boxing Day

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Kiwi North welcomes International Student groups.

We provide unique New Zealand social and natural history experiences, just 2 to 2.5 hours north of Auckland.

With the Whangarei Museum, the ONLY Kiwi House is Northland and a beautiful park with heritage buildings all in one place this allows us to create bespoke programmes for your education clients.  These can cover a single subject of interest or a combination of subjects.  Mandarin speaking staff available if necessary.

You can spend an hour or a whole day with us. 

Popular activities:

Meet New Zealand’s unique native animals:

Kiwi - Kiwi North provides the only opportunity in Northland for you to view Kiwi, the flightless bird that is awake at night and sleeps all day, and is the only bird in the world to have the nostrils on the end of the beak.  See them foraging in a natural environment in our nocturnal kiwi house where we turn day into night.  3 feed times per day, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, where a keeper will tell you all about them and answer your questions.

Tuatara – New Zealand’s living dinosaur.  A reptile species that has existed for 250 million years with individual animals living well over 100 years.  Groups can book a closeup encounter where the keeper brings the tuatara out to meet everyone and tells why this animal is so special.

Gecko - New Zealand’s beautiful, colourful gecko are the only ones in the world to give birth to live young, often twins.  All other gecko in the world lay eggs.

Early settler activities:

Dress up in early settler costume and become a student in the 1898 Riponui School House.

Do household chores such as the washing or making cheese at the 1886 Clarke Homestead.

Explore the 1886 Clarke Homestead while doing a quiz to find items and learn about settler life at that time.

Explore the Whangarei Museum exhibitions with a quiz that will introduce you to taonga Maori (Maori treasures), early settler items and our environment.

Additional: Prices on application.

A ride on a full-size train through the Park and beautiful native bush.

A hay-trailer and tractor ride through the Park.

Enquiries to or 0064-94389630

Fees for International Student Programme as June 2018:

$15.00 per Student

Guides, Teachers and Drivers free of charge.(FOC)

Catering is additional


Download Sample Full Day Programme

Download Sample Half Day Programme