Franz Josef - West Coast Wildlife Centre Entry

The West Coast Wildlife Centre is an all weather visitor attraction located in Franz Josef, presenting rare Kiwi in an authentic environment.

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.

Adult $32.00
Child $16.00 (5 - 15 years)

Notes

  • Conditions: All children must be accompanied by an adult. Child age is from 5-15 years.
  • All entry tickets help contribute to Kiwi conservation and the fight for Kiwi survival.

Available Bookings from January 21 to January 27

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3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$16.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$16.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$16.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$16.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.00
  • Child$16.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$16.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$16.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$16.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$16.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$16.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$16.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$25.00
  • Child$10.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$25.00
  • Child$10.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Shara from New Zealand wrote on 06 January 2021

Awesome!!

Fantastic place for the whole family, good value for money and very helpful staff

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Campbell Caird from New Zealand wrote on 04 January 2021

Love it

Awesome experience. Saw a Kiwi, woohoo

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colab from New Zealand wrote on 04 November 2020

Love the experience

This is such a cool place to visit the staff we’re happy to answer all our questions and we were lucky enough to see 4 Kiwi that day so neat

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From Franz Josef - West Coast Wildlife Centre Entry

Thanks for the 5 star review and delighted that you enjoyed your visit !

Ruth from New Zealand wrote on 22 October 2020

Loved the kiwi!!

So amazing to see the two kiwi. Such beautiful birds and you could get really close to them. Very informative displays on kiwi, glaciers, old west coast and tuatara.

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Thanks Ruth for the 5 Star review and thank you for taking the time to visit us in Franz Josef.

Amanda Asma from New Zealand wrote on 14 October 2020

Exciting and special

We enjoyed our little adventure at Franz Josef - West Coast Wildlife Centre. The best part was definitely seeing the Kiwi up close and without a glass barrier. It made us feel special being able to experience them in a much more personal way.

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Thanks Amanda - and appreciate you making the time to visit us in Franz Josef. Our customers often comment on the exceptional kiwi viewing experience as it can be incredibly challenging to see kiwi around NZ. Appreciate you visiting and helping us to bring the worlds rarest kiwi back from the edge of extinction - in partnership with DOC of course !

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