Catherine takahe in the enclosure photo credit to Anja Kohler
Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

About Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

Punanga Manu o Te Anau/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary is set on the shores of Lake Te Anau, and is an easy 15 minute walk from the Te Rua-o-te-Moko/Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre.

Take a peek at some of Fiordland’s special birds that are difficult to see in the wild. A great place for children and families, the sanctuary is open to the public from dawn to duck. Entry is free for self-guided visitors, but a donation is appreciated to help with the running of the sanctuary.

Join DOC rangers for the daily feeding tours to observe and learn about these unique birds, including the rare flightless takahē – a ‘must see’ for Fiordland visitors.

Daily feeding tour times:

Summer: 9:30 am (1 October - 31 March) Winter: 10:30 am (1 April - 30 September)

School groups and tourist operators can book a private tour in advance through the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, subject to availability. 

Address

Physical address

Te Anau Manapouri Highway
Te Anau
9640

Postal address

PO Box 29
Te Anau
9640