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 October 17 to October 23

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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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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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hermanr from New Zealand wrote on 15 August 2021

Kiwi's are just adorable.

Well worth it to see the Kiwi's.

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Kate Oxford from Australia wrote on 06 June 2021

Definitely recommend, very interesting

Kiwis are cute, and so are the little birds.

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Thanks ! Delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

Lynda Neil from New Zealand wrote on 03 June 2021

Loved it

Was very informative and the kiwis were so cute. They definitely put a show on for us!! Also got to see all of the tuataras which was really cool

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Thanks Lynda for taking the time to place a review and delighted that you enjoyed your visit and humbled to be rated 5 Star.

lynp from New Zealand wrote on 29 May 2021

Kiwi House

Wow what an experience. We have never seen kiwi as close as this. The atmosphere made it so pleasurable to view with the low background lighting. Would recommend this as a great value experience.

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Delighted that you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed seeing our kiwis in such a natural setting . Appreciate and humbled by your comments .

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