VIP Guided Backstage Pass Tours

Book a V.I.P Backstage Pass Tour which includes a behind the scenes tour into the kiwi incubation and hatching facility AND the Tuatara Encounter. Based in Franz Josef and the largest indoor visitor attraction on the West Coast. Photos permitted.


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The VIP Backstage Pass is a highlight of any visit to Franz Josef.

We are the largest kiwi incubation and hatching facility in the South Island - helping to bring the worlds 2 rarest kiwi - the rowi and Haast tokoeka back from the very edge of extinction.

Working closely with The Department of Conservation at Te Runanga o Makaawhio.

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Physical address

Cnr Cron and Cowan Streets, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $62.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
These prices are for VIP Backstage Pass Tour which include a 24 Hour General Pass AND a fully guided backstage pass tour.
Further pricing information:
The Backstage Pass Tour is currently discounted from $69 to $62 for an adult.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Closest Airport Hokitika - 2 hours
Proximity to coach terminal:
Franz Josef Terminal 500m
Proximity to town:
In town

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Opening times

Business hours:
Open 7 Days from 8.30am
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
French YES YES
German YES NO
Korean NO YES

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