Visit The Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre
The raptor experience. A High Impact Encounter Not to Be Missed!
An understated entrance with a few farm paddocks, and modest farm buildings, the Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre is a real little gem. Featuring threatened New Zealand falcons, hawks and owls – this is a unique conservation programme, nationally significant as New Zealand’s first and only bird of prey centre.
Visitors to the Wingspan Centre are able to view a museum area and sneak previews into the incubation and service areas, before entering the main aviary – a landscaped, all-weather walkway. Themed with native plants and large aviaries, it is a very impressive facility of international standard.
Tickets can be purchased at the Centre on arrival.
Wingspan Flying Displays
A real highlight at The Centre is the flying display of falcons and other birds of prey over the surrounding farmland each afternoon. We practice the age-old art of falconry as a method to prepare birds for release into the wild.
The free flying falcons are passionately described as little ‘spitfires’. Visitors will be impressed by their fast flight, steep climbs and stoops.
Visitors welcome without appointment. Groups of 16+ will be required to book in advance.
Phone: 07 357 4469
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Flying Displays start at 2pm - we recommend arriving for 1.30 to get the best seat! Open daily from 9am to 3pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Centre on arrival or pre-ordered online, or using one of our other payment options. Tickets: Adults $25 | Children $10 | Seniors $20