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Learn about Our New Zealand Birds of Prey

Help us spread our wings

Our Goal

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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 →

Visit Us

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The Wingspan New Site remains under development, however we are thrilled to now offer hosted one hour ‘Progress Visits’ on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays by appointment. Bookings are strictly limited, so contact us early to check availability and avoid disappointment.
Timing: Arrive at 11.30am in the carpark for visitor sign in. You will then be taken to the Falconers' Shed, for an introduction about the Wingspan conservation programme and a falcon flight training session.

Find Us

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Location: Our new address is 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 on in to the main carpark.

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Admission: $30 per adult and $15 per child (5-15 years). You can pay on arrival, and yes, eftpos payment is available. Tickets may also be purchased online. A small retail section is available, proceeds of these sales contribute directly to the Wingspan conservation programme. Donations are always welcomed.

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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. Sun/rain umbrella’s are available during your visit. Blankets and hot water bottles are available too if it gets cold.

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We are now open on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Contact us to check availability... visit us →