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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 →


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Visits to Wingspan have temporarily closed due to Covid-19. We are still running our conservation operations and taking enquiries as usual. Please email us at wingspan.nz@gmail.com or give us a call on (07) 357 4469. Please note there might be a slight delay in response times. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to being back on track shortly. Please stay safe and take care!"
Online tickets are valid for a year and are transferable.

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). Online tickets may be purchased online and are valid for a year and are transferable. 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. Umbrellas, blankets and hot water bottles are available during your visit.


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We are temporarily closed for visits and flying displays.