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 April 19 to April 25

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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

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

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$16.00

  • Adult$20.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$10.00

  • Adult$20.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$10.00

  • Adult$20.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$10.00

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$16.00

  • Adult$25.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$10.00

  • Adult$25.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$10.00

  • Adult$20.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 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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carolines12 from New Zealand wrote on 18 April 2021

Great family experience

Very informative, friendly and great value experience

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Stephanie from New Zealand wrote on 31 March 2021

Kiwi experience

Amazing kiwi enclosure, loved the glacier education centre also

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Lise Taotua from New Zealand wrote on 14 March 2021

First timers in Franz Josef

Friendly customer service. This is great for kids as well as adults. What a buzz to get up and close to kiwis. Hope more people keep visiting this cute town and support Franz Josef tourism!!

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Hutoxi from New Zealand wrote on 10 April 2021

Over priced

Quite informative about glaciers etc but not worth if buying a full priced ticket. Good for a one off visit but if I was a local wouldn't keep going back

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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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