Welcome to Kiwi North

  • BERNINA UP CLOSE 2017 EXHIBITION opens Saturday 11th November

  • International Day of the Older Person Sunday 1st October 2017.

    Free entry to all seniors
  • Kiwi North School Holiday Programme 2nd to 13th October

    Have fun with our Kiwi North educator these holid...

  • School Holidays 2nd to 13th October 2017


    School holiday time again!


  • Central Science Fair Winners Display 1st to 15th September 2017

  • Closes 24th September! Exhibition - "Settlement to City 1860s to 1960s - Exploring a century of evolution of the Whangarei home.

  • Super Wednesday

    On the first Wednesday of every month entry is o...

  • The Moa Cave

    Unique Moa find! Over 2000 years ago a family of ...

  • Tuatara

    Flash, our young tuatara, is waiting to meet you...

  • WW100

    Northland remembers...the stories of Northlanders...

Admission Prices

Kiwi North Family Pass (2 adults & 3 children) – $45 | Adult – $20 | Seniors – $15 | Adult Student – $15 | Child 5 years and over $5 | Child under 5yrs FREE. 10% discount for group bookings of 10+.
Friends of Kiwi North – FREE

Special Events – usually $10 per adult (includes entry to Museum & Kiwi House), children under 16 years FREE

Introduction to Kiwi North

The ONLY captive Kiwi and Tuatara viewing in Northland, just 2 hours from Auckland!

Kiwi North is set on 25 hectares of rolling, volcanic farmland, forest and bush, with views that overlook the city of Whangarei and the Whangarei Heads. The site features a museum, a nocturnal kiwi house and gift store, and unique Victorian heritage buildings. Pack a picnic and explore this unique site. Ice creams, cold drinks and packaged snacks are available at visitor reception; campervan sites are also available to NZMCA members.

Kiwi North is owned and administered by the Whangarei Museum and Heritage Trust. Previously an Incorporated Society, the organisation gained Charitable Trust status in July 2007. The Trust carries out its duty of guardianship of local natural and social history, supported financially mainly through grants, donations and admission charges

Family-friendly Event Days are our specialty – the Heritage Park Clubs open their doors to the public revealing displays of vintage farm machinery, stationary engines, and vintage cars. Novelty rides include miniature and full-sized trains, ponies and vintage tractors.

Themed Event days, food stalls, face painting and an eclectic mix of entertainment, activities and games provide that festive flavour – so why not dress up in character and join in.

Welcome to Kiwi North