The Bird Gardens are several acres of delightful, mature landscaped gardens set within a 10 acre block on the edge of Taurangaâs inner harbour. With a blend of formal and informal design, lily ponds, fountains and garden art the gardens are an enchanting destination with year round colour and interest. Over 50 varieties of birds can be found, roaming freely among the lawns and trees and in aviaries scattered through the gardens. These include New Zealand natives such as Keas, Teal, Kereru (Wood Pigeon) and Kotuku Ngutu Papa (Royal Spoonbill).
Cafe and Facilities
The covered Bird Gardens terrace cafe serves made to order food and drink. There are tables and seating for 52 overlooking the main lawn and lily ponds. A variety of catering options are available for groups including morning or afternoon teas and light lunches. ( see cafe )
There is a great gift shop selling garden and bird related gifts. There are picnic and BBQ facilities in the gardens. Bus parking is available directly outside the main entrance.
The garden and aviary tour is an easy 45 minute walk along mainly sealed all weather paths. All visitors can purchase bird food for $1.
A golf cart is available for guided tours in groups of 5, particularly for any visitors with limited mobility.
The gardens and cafe are open from 10am to 4.30 pm, 7 days a week from September to the end of May, and weekends and school holidays in June, July and August. Groups can be accommodated outside of these times by arrangement.Admission charges
$8.00 Seniors & Students
$24.00 2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 4 Children
Discounts for students, family groups and groups of 10 or more (by prior arrangement)
The Bird Gardens is situated directly off the Pacific Coast Highway (SH2) 7 kms south of Katikati, only 25 minutes from downtown Tauranga.
Phone Number: +64 7 549 0912
Description from www.birdgardens.co.nz
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