06 362 7872 Mobile: 027 253 3955 owlcatraz@xtra.co.nz


Owlcatraz is open every weekend for guided tours between 10am and 3pm. We are also open EVERY DAY during School Holidays and on Public Holidays including Easter, Queens Birthday and Labour Day. We are NOT open Anzac, Christmas, Boxing or New Years Day. We will open for schools, groups, clubs on week days by appointment. We won't be open Mon 27 Jan to Fri 21 Feb as we are taking a break. Reopen Sat 22 Feb with guided tours as usual.


About Us

Owlcatraz is a haven for wonderful creatures of many types including our NZ Owl (Morepork/Ruru) where the guides take you inside their unique purpose built home.

Walk through the endangered North Island Weka enclosures. Take a walk to Owlcatraz farm to meet many different creatures.

Lake Owlsmere is a beautiful lake & wetland area where you can feed the eels & the ducks. The Wairuru Caves are an amazing 'glow worm' cave complex where you are harnessed together for a bit of an adventure.

Younger visitors enjoy a ride on the Thomas miniature train (weather permitting). Complimentary tea or coffee for adults, gift shop, picnic area, plenty of parking. Camper vans can stay the night.

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