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Franz Josef - West Coast Wildlife Centre Entry

The West Coast Wildlife Centre is an all weather visitor attraction located in Franz Josef.

The centre is the sole provider of the BNZ Operation Nest Egg TM incubation and captive rearing programme for the Rowi and Haast tokoeka, New Zealand's rarest Kiwi.

The forest and bush around the West Coast is dense and virtually completely untouched and the undergrowth is home to incredible wildlife, - much of which is rarely seen as it is often only active at night.

The superb quality nature films and interactives at the West Coast Wildlife Centre bring you the very special opportunity to view Juvenile Rowi - our rarest kiwi - in a natural walk through Nocturnal House setting with this fabulous wildlife New Zealand tour.

The West Coast Wildlife Centre is one of the largest Kiwi Captive Rearing facilities in New Zealand and since opening in 2010 has successfully raised and released 180 Kiwi Chicks.

The Centre also brings to life the yarns and tales of the people of the West Coast; who mined, hunted, struggled and lived in this breathtaking but harsh environment.


All entry tickets help contribute to Kiwi conservation and the fight for Kiwi survival.


Prices:

  • $35 Adult
  • $20 Child
  • Conditions: All children must be accompanied by an adult. Child age is from 5-15 years


    Available Bookings from August 23 to August 29

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    Peter Esberg from Sweden wrote on 12 January 2016

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    Really good

    Really good to get as close to Kivi kids, could not have had a better experience.

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    Trish Richardson from New Zealand wrote on 19 May 2017

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    Interesting Interval

    A well set up display and very informative of the work with kiwi as well as the geology of glaciers. Friendly, helpful staff. The cafe makes an excellent coffee (and this is where we went to get a "coffee to go" rather than the larger cafe on the corner next door).

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    Yanni Foo from Singapore wrote on 20 December 2016

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    Good place to visit in bad weather

    Too over priced for what it offer. Thankfully we got discounted price. Bookme is an excellent platform. Highly recommended.

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    Tiffany Lee from New Zealand wrote on 18 February 2016

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    ice explorer wonderful experience;

    we had such a nice sunny weather and enjoyed our helicopter ride. the glacier was awesome. our guide Peter was really helpful and funny too that it made our whole trip even more interesting. would definitely recommend to others.

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    Jennifer Brown from United States wrote on 29 December 2015

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    Rainy Day Fun

    If it's rainy and you can't go to the glaciers, this is a great place to go! It was POURING outside and we had nothing else planned. We saw adult Kiwis and a mama and her chick. SO FUN!

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