West Coast Wildlife Centre

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The West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Josef is home to two of the rarest kiwi species: the Okarito (or rowi) and Haast tokoeka (a sub-species of the southern brown kiwi). You can see these endangered birds in a nocturnal walk-through area in the centre and it is also possible to buy the Backstage Kiwi Pass ticket combo that lets you go behind the scenes to learn about the kiwi breeding programme.

There is also a tuatara backstage tour and the centre also features an exhibit about the glaciers

This is an all-weather indoor attraction that is a great option when the weather isn’t suitable for helicopter flights and glacier hikes.

Our address

Corner Cowan and Cron Streets, Franz Josef
Telephone (03) 752 0600
Website www.wildkiwi.co.nz
Admission $38; backstage pass $58