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)

Location

  • Cnr Cowan & Cron Streets, Franz Josef

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 28 to February 03

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  • Adult$20.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$20.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$20.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$16.00

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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Philippa from New Zealand wrote on 19 January 2022

Time with the Rowi boys

We feel extremely fortunate that we had the Rowi kiwi to ourselves for a good half hour. The experience of being that close to active kiwi was incredible. The active Tuatara were great fun to watch also.

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Dee from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2022

Must visit in Franz Josef!

Was wonderful to see two very active Rowi Kiwis up close and to learn about the conservation work being done to help them survive in the wild. Lots of interesting info about the glaciers and Tuatara too.

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rozwaldrom from New Zealand wrote on 25 November 2021

Kiwi experience

Absolutely amazing learnt heaps amazing staff who know what they are talking about , definitely recommend great to see someone looking out for our beautiful kiwi bird

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vivienne from New Zealand wrote on 17 October 2021

great experience

was a great experience saw the kiwis right up close you was simply amazing and no pushy tourist well worth the drive

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davidl28 from New Zealand wrote on 29 August 2021

Come and see the kiwi and learn

Really nice enclosure. Great staff

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