Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, Te Anau

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#6 of 15 in Wildlife in Te Anau
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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  • Such a cool place, and opportunities to see birds that we haven’t seen in the wild. There’s a big enclosure with takahe which was really cool to see. We visited the sanctuary just as the DOC ranger... 
    Such a cool place, and opportunities to see birds that we haven’t seen in the wild. There’s a big enclosure with takahe which was really cool to see. We visited the sanctuary just as the DOC ranger...  more »
  • Lots of fun finding the various bird species hiding in their cages!! Got to view the interesting and colourful Takahe... 
    Lots of fun finding the various bird species hiding in their cages!! Got to view the interesting and colourful Takahe...  more »
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  • Love visiting whenever we are in town. Enjoyed seeing Takahe and their chicks. Free to visit, donation boxes to help funding
  • Free/by donation place to see takahē up close! Even if you don't come at feeding time, they're pretty easy to spot - and they don't seem wary of visitors at all, so they'll come right up to the fence. There are a few other birds as well, but of course the takahē enclosure is the highlight. We came mid-afternoon and were the only ones there, which may have helped with the birds' boldness. If you have a choice, I recommend visiting before the borders fully reopen and it gets super busy!

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