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 September 19 to September 25

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All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sat 19 Sep
Sun 20 Sep
Mon 21 Sep
Tue 22 Sep
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Thu 24 Sep
Fri 25 Sep

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$17.90
  • Child$10.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$17.90
  • Child$10.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$16.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$17.90
  • Child$10.00

5spaces 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

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$16.00

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

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00

5spaces 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

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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Michelle from New Zealand wrote on 15 September 2020

A great experience!

After 20 years of trying, My wife finally got to see a real kiwi in the wild! 2 in fact! Also got to see a number of tuatara lizards in their enclosure. A great hour out if you have time to kill in Franz Joseph.

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Jenny Kirk from United Kingdom wrote on 05 August 2020

Worth a visit - especially when you're not rushing

I read some of the reviews on trip advisor but decided to go anyway and am glad I did. I had lots of time on a rainy Sunday afternoon and the friendly staff advised that you could go round in 20 mins or spend a couple of hours there and that you get out of it what you put it. Good advice - I read all the exhibits and spent about 45 mins in the kiwi area all to myself, just watching the two kiwi and their behaviour. Then there is a section on the glaciers and also some Tuatara near the end. I enjoyed it and know the money goes towards a really good cause, trying to keep the rowi kiwi numbers increasing!

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Evan Brown from New Zealand wrote on 04 August 2020

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Really enjoyed our visit. Warm welcome from staff.

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Monique Clayworth from New Zealand wrote on 03 August 2020

Highly recommend

We were unsure about whether worth doing, but I’m so glad did such a awesome experience, it’s done really well and fantastic staff we did the day entry’s but wish we did backstage tour also but still well worth doing

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David Fisher from New Zealand wrote on 01 August 2020

Franz Josef wild life center

Small but really informative. Good that you can use your ticket over a 24hr period

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