Stewardship of the Land

The Kiwi Birdlife Park is fully certified with providing positive animal welfare by the Zoo and Aquarium association (ZAA) as well as being fully permitted by the Department of Conservation (DOC). 

Breed for Release Species:

  • South Island Kākā

  • North Island Brown Kiwi

  • Pāteke (Brown Teal)

  • Whio (Blue Duck)

We manage breeding programmes and insurance populations for our other 20+ native bird and reptile species.


The Kiwi Birdlife Park is the only wildlife rehabilitation center in the Queenstown Lakes District area. 


Over 15,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted in the park since its opening. Our reforestation program is funded by donations which covers the cost of the tree, while our staff and volunteers plant the tree in the park. Interested in volunteering? 

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