Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, Ngongotaha

4.7
#6 of 22 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 .
Create an itinerary including Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
502 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • what a joyful way to spend an afternoon. hosts were amazing science communicators and the manu/birds were breath-taking  more »
  • Although a freezing day on 1 June 2019, we had a great time at Wingspan. The people were so passionate and knowledgeable about the birds, we were all impressed. Thank you for a great job you guys do f...  more »
Google
  • 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.
Places to stay near Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

Plan your trip to Rotorua

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Rotorua

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Rotorua

4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Rotorua

4.1
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nature in Rotorua

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Fun & Games in Rotorua

4.6
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Rotorua

4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 30​min
4.0
Duration: 8​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Plans to Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre by other users

60 days in South America, South Pacific & Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 59 days in Europe, South America, United States, South Pacific & Africa BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in North Island BY A USER FROM HUNGARY November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM HUNGARY November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in United States, South Pacific & Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Oceania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans