COVID-19 Information

From 5th April, vaccine passes will no longer be required to visit Ngā Manu.

Masks are required to be worn indoors in our Visitor Centre and nocturnal house, however may be removed when in the reserve.

Ngā Manu Vision and Purpose

Ngā Manu has been managed by the charitable, non-profit Ngā Manu Trust since 1974 and opened to the public in 1981.
The objectives of the trust are education, conservation and preservation of New Zealand native flora and fauna. The 14 hectare reserve
preserves one of the largest remnants of coastal lowland swamp forest on the Kāpiti Coast and provides a haven for native birds.

What’s On…

Feed-Out Tour  Normally at 11am (Adult $12, Child $7). Monday to Friday – bookings must be made 48-hours in advance online or
24-hours by phone (04) 293 4131.

Saturday and Sunday – no prior booking necessary – sign up in our Visitor Centre.


Eel Feeding Talk at 2pm daily (included with admission). Purchase a token ($2) from our Visitor Centre if you would like to feed an eel.


Guided Forest Walk


Kiwi Night Encounters Thursday to Sunday at dusk (Adult $35, Child $25).  Book online or in our Visitor Centre.


Click here to download our ‘Maps and Trail Guides’ to use on your visit

Other Important Information

Ngā Manu is accessible to all – wheelchair and buggy friendly. Mobility aids are available from our Visitor Centre, for example you can use, for free, our mobility scooter, wheelchair, walking frame or baby stroller.

No smoking or vaping is permitted anywhere onsite (including the carpark).

No dogs allowed on site (excluding service dogs).

No bikes allowed into the reserve. Bike racks are available in the carpark.

Ngā Manu Upcoming Events

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