The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa is the national leader in kiwi husbandry, egg incubation systems, hatching techniques and kiwi chick rearing. Launched in 2008 (as the National Kiwi Recovery Trust), over the years the Hatchery has grown to become the largest and most successful kiwi hatching facility in the world, successfully incubating and hatching brown kiwi eggs from around the North Island.
On a tour of The National Kiwi Hatchery you’ll get to see kiwi eggs being incubated, the hatching process and newly hatched kiwi chicks. Every Kiwi Hatchery tour booked is a 100% donation to our kiwi hatching programme and you’ll witness how we’re playing a vital role in saving our national bird. As a proud supporter of The Ultimate Virtual Race Across New Zealand, we are offering a double pass to the winner of the Virtual Race to visit The National Kiwi Hatchery where you can witness the magic of kiwi hatching for yourself.