Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre

Wingspan Visits

Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre Visits

  • The new Wingspan site remains under development (learn about Our New Journey), however we are thrilled to offer special viewings of our spectacular and dynamic flight displays, now bigger and better than ever. Come and join us for…

    Flight of The Falcon

    Learn all about the threatened kārearea, New Zealand falcon, a species rarer than kiwi and found nowhere else in the world. Find out what Wingspan is doing to restore their populations and advocate for their protection. Witness demonstrations of the age-old and modern-day falconry techniques we use to train and rehabilitate these magnificent birds. We often have other special guests make an appearance too! 

    This is a unique experience you won’t find elsewhere in New Zealand and one you won’t soon forget. Bookings are strictly limited, so contact us early to check availability and avoid disappointment.

    wingspan dot'Flight of the Falcon' is hosted Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It starts at 11:30am and runs for about an hour.

    wingspan dotMembers and sponsors of the Wingspan programme are complimentary, otherwise fees are $30 per adult, $25 for seniors and just $15 for children (aged 5-15).

    wingspan dotA small museum and retail section is available - proceeds of these sales contribute directly to the Wingspan conservation programme. Donations are always welcome.

    wingspan dot'Flight of the Falcon' is an outdoor activity and as such is weather dependent. In the event of heavy rain, a rain-check will be offered for another day.

    wingspan dotDuring this development, with uneven surfaces, the site is not yet suitable for wheelchairs. We are also unable to offer refreshments or eating facilities.

    Please note outside of 'Flight of the Falcon', the centre is currently closed to visitors.

    Contact us today to reserve your space for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!


    phone: 07-357-4469

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  • Wingspan can safely operate in All Traffic Light Levels


    Please note:

    wingspan dotAll staff members and volunteers are fully vaccinated.

    wingspan dotVisitors must present a valid pass on arrival and may be asked to present their ID. Children under the age of 12 years and 3 months, however, are not required to show proof of vaccination.

    wingspan dotBookings and pre-payment will be essential.

    wingspan dotScanning or signing in will be mandatory.

    wingspan dotMask-wearing inside the Falconer's Shed will be essential for over 12 year olds unless you have a mask exemption, but will not be necessary outside.

    wingspan dotSeating is allocated and appropriately distanced.

    wingspan dotHand sanitiser will be provided.

    wingspan dotPlease do not visit if you or anyone in your group feels unwell, or if you are awaiting Covid-19 test results, or you have been asked to self-isolate.

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