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Destination guides > Pacific Islands > New Zealand > Waikato > Waitomo District > Otorohanga


Otorohanga is known as New Zealand’s kiwi capital and some travellers use it as a base for visiting the Waitomo Caves. Otorohanga’s main attraction is the kiwi house and adjoining native bird park, which is a must if you’ve got your heart set on seeing a real live kiwi.

Practical information

Otorohanga i-SITE Visitor Centre

21 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga
Tel (07) 873 8951
Website www.otorohanga.co.nz
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Coming & going

InterCity Coachlines (tel (09) 623 1503) stop on Wahanui Crescent near the visitor information centre. Nakedbus.com goes to destinations throughout the North Island and stops on Maniapoto Street (outside the ANZ bank northbound and outside the library southbound).

Sightseeing, museums & tourist attractions

Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

Oto’s main attraction is the kiwi house where you have the opportunity to see New Zealand’s national bird along with other native birds and native wildlife including tuataras and wetas.

Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga
Tel (07) 873 7391
Website www.kiwihouse.org.nz
Admission $15
Open Jan-May 9am-4.30pm daily; Jun-Aug 9am-4pm daily; Sep-Dec 9am-4.30pm

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