West Coast Wildlife Centre

Lonely Planet judged the West Coast Wildlife Centre in 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 must see" all weather attraction. See live Tuatara & Kiwi.


$32.00 - $38.00
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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 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.
NEW See live Tuatara !

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Pricing and Conditions

Adult $32.00 - $38.00
(15 year(s) and under)
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.
Cancellation policy:
Bookings Essential for Kiwi Backstage Pass Tour - call 03 752 0600 or book direct at info@wildkiwi.co.nz

Facilities and Features

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

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Opening times

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

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES YES
Chinese (Traditional) YES YES
French NO YES

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