West Coast Wildlife Centre

Lonely Planet voted the West Coast Wildlife Centre in the heart of Franz Josef as one of the 12 must see things to visit in New Zealand. This is the largest kiwi hatching facility in the South Island and the "must see" indoor all weather attraction.

Adult
$32.00 - $38.00
Child
$20.00

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About

This incredible wildlife attraction is home to the official hatching facility for the world's 2 rarest kiwis – the Rowi and Haast Tokoeka. See live kiwi during the day inside our nocturnal house, discover the interactive
glacier attraction and West Coast storytelling areas or go behind
the scenes on the “Backstage Pass Tour” and see live kiwi chicks and meet the friendly kiwi ranger staff. Numbers are very limited on the 30 minute Backstage Pass Tour so booking are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. The best shopping in Franz Josef can be found here inside the all weather facility -and enjoy free Wi-Fi in the café to keep connected to family and friends. Enjoy a coffee or a snack in the
café – open 365 days - 7 days from 8am

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Physical address

West Coast Wildlife Centre, Cnr Cron and Cowan Streets, Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.30am to 8pm - 7 Days
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
1.5 hours from Hokitika Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
2 minutes
Proximity to town:
In Town

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $32.00 - $38.00
Child
(15 year(s) and under)
$20.00
Other charges:
Additional Charge for Kiwi Backstage Pass Tour
Further pricing information:
Family Passes ( 2 Adults and up to 4 Children ) offer really great value for money.

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES YES
Chinese (Traditional) YES YES

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