The Bird Gardens are several acres of delightful, mature landscaped gardens set within a 10 acres on the edge of Tauranga’s 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 when present Kotuku Ngutu Papa (Royal Spoonbill).
Cafe and Facilities
covered Bird Gardens terrace café 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 )
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.
The gardens and café are open from 10am to 4.30 pm, 7 days a week from the 2nd Monday in 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.
Katikati, Bay of Plenty. The gardens are at the end of Walker Road East, directly off State Highway 2, 25 minutes north of Tauranga and 7kms south of Katikati. Look out for the large billboard signs.
Selection of Group visits 2010/11
Tranzit Tours, Out and About Travel Club, Super Tours, Goldline Tours, LeisureTime Travel, Pacific Green Tours, Key Travel, Newlands
Acaia Park Rest Home, Edgecumbe Rest Home, Bayswater Retirement Village, Ocean Shores Retirement Village
Athenree and Kauri Point Garden Club, Whangaparoa Garden Club, Omokoroa Garden Club
Manurewa Ladies Probus Club, Mangere East Senior Citizens, Newlands Senior Citizens, Manurewa RSA, Cambridge Senior Citizens, Tauranga Widows and Widowers, Avondale RSA Bowls Club, Mt Manganui Probus Club
Bethleham College, Omokoroa Play Centre, Omokoroa No 1 School, Tauriko Play Centre, Waihi Beach Play Centre, Katikati Play Centre