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Wingspan Centre Appeal

Sponsor Us / Wingspan Centre Appeal

  • We are growing: help us spread our wings.

    New Zealand Falcon

    Wingspan’s work is funded entirely by membership and donations from people and businesses like you.

    Every contribution helps!
    Wingspan needs to grow if we are to reach our goal of restoring New Zealand’s birds of prey into our daily lives and securing their long term future. This included moving to our new site and expanding and developing a new centre. Our new site in Rotorua and the development of a large centre, will allow us to breed more birds, and restore falcon populations nationwide.

    We need your support to grow. Expanding will also allow us to reach out to more people and show how birds of prey fit into the bigger picture. Birds of prey require a healthy environment. As a result Wingspan believes sustainable environmental and cultural practices go hand in hand with the conservation of New Zealand’s unique biodiversity. The new centre will therefore focus on conservation and education, while also promoting awareness of the environment, the importance of biodiversity and the unique cultural heritage surrounding birds of prey.

    Wingspan is seeking partnerships with other like-minded people and organisations. We would like to invite you to join us on the journey to achieve our goal, beginning by supporting Wingspan in purchasing land and developing a new centre. No matter how small, your donation really makes a difference.

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    If you would like to discuss a partnership or sponsorship package to suit you please contact us:   or phone: (07) 357 4469.

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  • Wingspan Visits @ Level 2.


    Our birds are out of lockdown and Wingspan is open for hosted one hour visits on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Bookings are strictly limited, so contact us early to check availability and avoid disappointment. Please email us at or give us a call on (07) 357 4469 to enquire about booking availability for our flying displays. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

    Please Check Visiting Procedures Here.

    Our online shop is available for gifts and tickets, which are valid for a year and are transferable.

    Location: Our address is 1334 Paradise Valley Road, best accessed from the Ngongotaha end of Paradise Valley Road, and less than a kilometre from State Highway 5. Wingspan entrance driveway is directly opposite the large orange sign 'Velocity Valley' and Amaze Me.

    During the Wingspan site development period, it will be mostly business as usual including online retail, donations, research, rehabilitation, education and advocacy. Any questions? Just drop us an email to

    The Wingspan Board and Staff thank you for your continued support; together we have achieved some amazing things for New Zealand Birds of Prey and look forward to this new journey.