Follow the bottle trail through the hands on exhibits experiencing the life and development of Katikati District, the only planned Irish settlement in the world. Group Bookings and Guided Tours available with Café and dining facilities, Souvenir Shop and Nine Hole MiniPutt. MORE
The Bird Gardens are on the outskirts of katikati and were created in 1976 when local visionary Chris Parker set to work landscaping a little over ten acres of land running down to the harbours edge.
With his English background, botanical knowledge and the sites natural attributes of fresh water springs, ponds and wetlands he transformed this once bare land into a beautiful and special garden.
Sealed paths meander through spectacular golden Swamp Cypress, water trickles its way to the sea through an elaborate series of ponds.