The Goal of Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust is to:
Restore New Zealand birds of prey into our daily lives and secure their long-term future through practical research-based conservation action and education... read more →
Learn about Our New Zealand Birds of Prey
Help us spread our wings
Wingspan opens to the public from Thursday the 28th of May – just in time for Queen’s Birthday weekend! We will also be open on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Monday June 1. After this, we will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays ongoing. For availability please email
email@example.com or give us a call on (07) 357 4469.
Location: 1334 Paradise Valley Road, best accessed from the Ngongotaha end of Paradise Valley Road, and less than 1km from State Highway 5. Wingspan entrance driveway is directly opposite the large orange sign 'Velocity Valley' and Amaze Me, you will see a sign 'No Entry - Authorised Personnel only', that’s us! Drive up to the main carpark.
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Admission: $30 per adult and $15 per child (5-15 years). Online tickets may be purchased online and are valid for a year and are transferable. Visit our online gift shop - proceeds of these sales contribute directly to the Wingspan conservation programme. Donations are always welcomed.
Whatever the Weather: The flight training display is held outdoors. Seating is provided in the paddock with stunning views overlooking Lake Rotorua. In the event of heavy rain, an opportunity to meet a raptor will be provided within the Falconers' Shed. Umbrellas, blankets and hot water bottles are not available for visits during Covid-19 health and safety protocol.
We are open for visits and flying displays from Thurs 28 May!