Kiwi and Birdlife Park Photo Gallery
Written by Cathy Siegismund
The Queenstown Kiwi and Birdlife Park is located at the base of the gondola.
Some of the birds are in aviaries, others are loose in the park and the kiwi's,
nocturnal birds, are in darkened houses. We were surprised to see that the bird
park also was home to several tuataras, a unique reptile that has not changed
since it lived side-by-side with the dinosaurs.
The morepork owl sign we found amusing, considering the
South Island popularity of pig hunting
The Tui, namesake of a local brew, and a small parrot
A Kea as inquisitive as those we'd seen on the way to
The lovely female Putangitangi or Paradise Duck
Our kiwi pictures were a little dark, but we did manage to snap a few good
shots of a tuatara.
Close-up of a tuatara
My absolute favorite is the Pukeko, these can be seen all
over New Zealand, even along the motorway in Auckland
Cath playing with a very inquisitive Pukeko