Tour Group information
The gardens originally established in 1976 have been totally transformed by the current owners, Scott and Carolyn Robertson who purchased them at the end of 2003. They have left nothing untouched over the last few years from the installation of original sculpture, extensive new plantings, a refurbished cafe and cottage, new garden furniture, fountains, benches and BBQs to the manicured lawns and gardens. The final result, a truely unique and pleasurable experience for both young and old.
The Bird Gardens are several acres of delightful, mature landscaped gardens 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 and Kereru (Wood Pigeon).
Cafe and Facilities
The Bird Gardens terrace
café serves quality 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.
The garden and aviary tour is a 45 minute
walk along mainly sealed all weather paths. All visitors are given
complimentary bird food.
A note of appreciation from Waitakere City Ladies' Probus Club for our enjoyable and interesting visit to your Bird Park on Tuesday, and for your friendliness and courtesy to our members. We shall certainly tell other clubs about our visit with you, and hopefully that will generate future business for you.
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, 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.
Selection of Group visits
Tranzit Tours, Out and About Travel Club, Super Tours, Goldline Tours, LeisureTime Travel, Pacific Green Tours, Key Travel, Newlands, Classic Tours, WBL Coach Tours, Twilight Travel, Japan Travel Bureau, Tiki Tours
Acaia Park Rest Home, Edgecumbe Rest Home, Bayswater Retirement Village, Ocean Shores Retirement Village, Metlife Rest Home, Devonport Palms Rest Home
Athenree and Kauri Point Garden Club, Whangaparoa Garden Club, Omokoroa Garden Club, TePuke Garden Club, Pyes Par Garden Club, Manawahe Garden Circle
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, Waitakere City Ladies Probus Club, Papakura Garden Club, Mt Manganui Bowling Club, Arataki Probus Club Mt Manganui, Hamilton Working Mens Club, Whangamata Bowling Club, Welcome Bay Lions, Tokoroa Club, Friends Forever Travel club, Church of Christ
Bethleham College, Matahui Road School, Katikati College, Omokoroa Play Centre, Omokoroa No 1 School, Tauriko Play Centre, Waihi Beach Play Centre, Katikati Play Centre, Bears Corner Reschool Whangamata, Greerton Kindergarden, Maungatautri School, Bethleham Village Pre-school, Whangamata Area School, Otumoetai Play Centre, Otumoetai Primary Oscar program, Kids are Us Childcare Katikati, YMCA kids club, Welcome Bay Top Kids