Kiwi Conservation Centre
Kiwi / Nature

Kiwi Conservation Centre

Access to the center is exclusively offered to our Te Puia manuhiri (visitors) who have purchased either of the following tickets. Te Rā | Te Rā + Haka | Te Pō Combo (Te Pō Combo must be booked directly with our reservations team).

If you’re a Kiwi who’s never seen a Kiwi, Te Puia provides the perfect opportunity to make it happen. Now you can get a really close look at these endangered birds in a special darkened enclosure and learn how the sanctuary is working to protect them.

One of Te Puia’s greatest drawcards is its Kiwi Conservation Centre that gets you up-close-and-personal with one of our national treasures like never before. Please note, Te Puia does not offer individual tickets to the Kiwi Conservation Centre.

Opening Hours - 7 days. 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Kiwi Encounters

See the kiwi live, close up and active in their nocturnal enclosure. Watch them forage, discover their fascinating history, and learn more about our conservation activities to protect them.

Brand New Facility

Featuring a temperature controlled environment for the kiwi and special lightening for growing vegetation, an isolation room for sick or injured kiwi, soundproof panels and a speaker system with educational information.


Te Puia is part of the national captive management programme for North Island Brown Kiwi, coordinated by the Zoo Aquarium Association (ZAA). We are bound by promises to our (tūpuna) ancestors to preserve our unique geothermal environment, language and culture.

No Photography or Videography

To keep our Kiwis happy and healthy, no cameras or filming is authorised within the Kiwi enclosure. Please ensure your mobile phone is on silent or turned off prior to entering.

Mobile Phones MUST NOT BE USED IN THIS AREA due to the screen lights affecting the Kiwi.