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The National Kiwi Centre - Entry

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Get up close and interactive with living icons of the West Coast at The National Kiwi Centre in Hokitika!

Get up close and interactive with living icons of the West Coast at The National Kiwi Centre in Hokitika!

Highlights

  • Meet New Zealand's national icons and see live kiwis!
  • Catch and release a crayfish and feed the giant eels!
  • See our team feed the North Island Brown kiwi

Meet our live kiwi, tuatara, giant long fin eels, crayfish, endemic fish, tropical fish, frogs, turtles and much more on this family friendly adventure.

Enjoy interesting commentary as our wildlife experts feed the endangered North Island Brown Kiwi. Experience for yourself what its like to feed our gigantic longfin eels and try your skills at catching and releasing freshwater crayfish in our indoor lake area.

The National Kiwi Centre is situated in the heart of Hokitika in an undercover facility where you can meet the incredible wildlife in our specially designed nocturnal house that replicates their natural environment. A fun filled and informative activity the whole family will enjoy.

Adult $31.00
Child $20.00 (5-16 years old)

What's included

  • Entry to the National Kiwi Centre
  • Eel and kiwi feedings

Location

  • 64 Tancred Street
  • Hokitika 7810
  • New Zealand

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Please Note: Children under 5 years are Free.

    Kiwi and Eel Feeding Times: 10:00am, 12:00pm and 3:00pm every day.

    Opening Hours:

    Summer Season 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Winter Season 9:30am to 4:30pm

    Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

Available Bookings from 24 Feb to 8 Mar 2024

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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

4.5

39 reviews

Showing all 39 authenticated Bookme reviews

islayt from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2022

Fun place for kids

Awesome wee place for a look around. We enjoyed our visit. Our son enjoyed catching and releasing the crawlies. The kiwi was a funny wee character, jumping and running about. Th only issue we had was there was no wheelchair access to see the eel feeding (this was upstairs). Friendly staff who clearly enjoy their job and love the animals.

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From The National Kiwi Centre - Entry

Thank you for your review - we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit. We apologise for the limited access to the eel feeding, this is something we would like to be able to remedy in the future. Kind regards from the team @ The National Kiwi Centre, Hokitika

Carlotta Martiniello from Australia wrote on 20 March 2023

Great kiwi experience

Really enjoyed it here, went to the 9.30am session, spent along time watching the kiwis, they were quite active. We even got to listen to their calls which was fun. Enjoyed the eel feeding as well, the talk given about them was informative and entertaining.

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Thank you, it is always good to hear people enjoyed their visit. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Letessa Ayers from New Zealand wrote on 22 February 2023

Awesome experience

We loved everything about this place Up close encounter with the kiwis and eels and crayfish

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Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed our centre.

terryl5 from United States wrote on 22 February 2023

Not so much

It was disappointing at best. Too dark to see. Overpriced but to a good cause I guess

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I am sorry you did not enjoy your time here. We do have to keep the Kiwi house dark as they are nocturnal, it is a fine balancing line to not stress them and let you see them. I hope you enjoyed the rest of our centre.

cb from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2022

National Kiwi Centre

great could feed eels and see kiwi outpost - great fun

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Hiya - thank you for your review! Great to see you enjoyed your visit =) Kind regards from the team @ The National Kiwi Centre, Hokitika

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