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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 January 26 to February 01

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

    Sun 26 Jan
    Mon 27 Jan
    Tue 28 Jan
    Wed 29 Jan
    Thu 30 Jan
    Fri 31 Jan
    Sat 1 Feb

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    • Adult$29.00
    • Child$20.00

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    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.00

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    • Adult$20.00
    • Child$20.00

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    • Adult$35.00
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    • Adult$20.00
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    • Adult$35.00
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    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$10.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$10.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$10.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$10.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$10.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$10.00

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    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$10.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$20.00
    • Child$10.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$10.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$10.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • 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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    Lindsay from United States wrote on 05 December 2019

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    Self guided tour

    I enjoyed exploring the facility independently and at my own pace. The introduction and booklet were very informative. This is a great activity for a rainy day in Franz Josef, appropriate for all ages.

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    Denise from Australia wrote on 14 November 2019

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    interesting

    enjoyed the experience at the wildlife park, the Kiwi was so cute,and very interesting things to learn about, great place for the kids

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    Zyncke from Belgium wrote on 27 October 2019

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    Informative and fun, we enjoyed it

    We enjoyed our visit. We wanted to see kiwis, and there were 2 actively searching for food and very good visible. We spent quite some time observing these animals. It is nice knowing that your money is used to improve the circumstances of the kiwi. The information about the gletsjer was a plus. Especially recommended on a rainy day.

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    Joanne Lightfoot from United Kingdom wrote on 20 January 2020

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    Kiwi centre

    1 kiwi sitting in the shrubbery, better to donate money to conservation. Not worth the money.

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    Deirdre Nolan from United Kingdom wrote on 11 June 2018

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    Expensive

    Way too expensive for what it is. You spend no more than an hour here... interesting but not worth it.

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    10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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