Waitomo Big Bird Opening Hours

Big Bird & Miniature Rare-Breed Animal Petting Farm
meet our 4.3m GIANT fibre-glass MOA Mascot

Enjoy an interactive, educational, intriguing and memorable New Zealand farm experience. Ostriches, Emus, MOA and 50+ miniature animals of 18 species. 
Price: $6pp + $5 food (animals)  - MINIMUM $30 (1/2hr-1hr tour) Open 2-5pm. Tours also 9am. (Tours are in the paddocks - so gumboots ideal and tours are WEATHER dependant !!)  (Bookings required)
Ostrich Tour: Get up close and personal with Diana, Oscar & Delilah Ostrich
           Meet Pettable Elmo Emu & his 2 Emu girlfriends - Elly-May & Matilda
           Get your snapshot with SAM the MOA.
Learn all the amazing aspects of these EGGS-traordinary Ratite birds (Kiwi is also in this family-8km away can be seen at Otorohanga Kiwi House).


Worlds Largest Spinning Wheel

Enjoy a great New Zealand heritage experience for all ages.

3pm Daily - 1hr - Show beginning January 2020 (Bookings essential)

  • Adults $10, Child $5, (Minimum show charge $50)
  • Enjoy a New Zealand heritage experience for all ages
  • SEE: "The World's Largest Spinning Wheel" - built in 1979 by Ross Barnes and Stuart Davidson. Recognised by The Guinness Book of Records. Height: 3.6m (12ft) Weight 400kg (884 lbs) It took 6 months of spare time to build and is made up of 121 pieces of native timber.

Kiwiana Farm Show

  • Handmilk Cow
  • Separate Milk/Cream
  • Make and Taste Butter
  • Make and Taste Ice Cream
  • Make and Taste Ostrich Omelette
  • Handspin Wool, Alpaca and Llama fleece

Freephone: 0800 733 244

Ostrich Products

Cosmetic products - healing properties for eczema, arthritis and rheumatism.

  • Eggs $10-$25 (empty), $30-$40 (fresh laid in season)
  • Feathers
  •  Ostrich leather vests
  • Ostrich oil products
  • Ostrich breakfasts $5

Great Location, Great Views and Easily Found

  • 5 minutes to glowworm caves
  • 5 minutes to Otorohanga Kiwi House
  • 5 minutes to Otorohanga and Te Kuiti
  • 3 minutes to Waitomo Golf Course
  • 2 minutes to two restaurants

Local must see options:  Ruakuri Walkway  (night walk for the glow-worms)
.  Otorohanga Kiwi House - 10-30am Kiwi-feeding, 11.00 Kaka & Kea feeding, 12.00 Kakariki feeding
.   Marakopa Falls,  Mangapahoe Natural Bridge, PiriPiri cave (allow 3 hours)
.   Roselands Restaurant Buffet Lunch & Budget Dinners
.   HuHu Cafe Dinner  (Highly recommended)

Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast & Miniature Animal Petting Farm
17 Waitomo Caves Road, SH 37, Otorohanga
Freephone: 0800 733 244 • Phone: +64 7 873 7459
Email: bigbird.bb@xtra.co.nzWebsite: www.waitomobigbird.co.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/waitomobigbird