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Address: 64 Tancred St, Hokitika, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-3-755 5251
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Real Life Kiwi

Well done representation of kiwi in their natural environment. On my visit there were 4 kiwi scratching around their forest litter and you only a metre from them. Busy little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Mosman, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Value for money and easy to find. See real kiwis and receive informative and very helpful assistance from staff

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Mission was accomplished, saw a coupe of kiwis close up - they were surprisingly fast and active. Fishing for crayfish was unexpected fun.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We didn't not go at the right time for my visitor to see feeding but I have been before and this is really great and every human kiwi should visit and enjoy it. Good getting a close up look at the eels. Attentive staff. Worth the admission fee as very interesting, informative and enjoyable.

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Geelong, Australia
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148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It is rare to get close to a kiwi. To get close to two kiwis was absolutely superb. We were deemed to be quiet enough to be taken behind the scenes to have a really good look at one of the kiwis in particular. Wonderful to experience something rather rare. The other highlight was the large tank containing a substantial... More 

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Christchurch
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

For a start, the staff were amazing, and the guy doing the eel presentation was very informative and accommodating, but his hard work was let down by run down premises and empty displays. The Eels and feeding is awesome, and the kids loved feeding these huge eels, plus straight after that heading to the Kiwis, we all got very close... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It was fine, but I think would be better for kids than adults. The eels were neat to see. There are 2 kiwis, if you aren't going to be there at feeding time then you are unlikely to see them.

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Wake Forest, Nc
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344 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This building reminded me of Florida tourist alligator farms from 50 years ago. Some of the place seemed so homemade and amateur it felt like someone had thrown it together. However, I was very glad to get to see live kiwis on display so that you could see them (behind glass) up close. Otherwise, don't bother. And you don't need... More 

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Mosman, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Well done representation of kiwi in their natural environment. On my visit there were 4 kiwi scratching around their forest litter and you only a metre from them. Busy little creatures. Expensive but presume part of the price goes to the successful breeding program

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

If you like to throw money away: visit this centre. Outdated, empty boxes, bad design, etc. Well-meant amateurism is even an understatement!

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is an interesting, information-filled place that showcases the North Island Brown Kiwi in a decently large, well furnished nocturnal exhibit. The Center also has a huge tank witlled with some 40+ long finned eels aged 80 to 120 years! Try to visit during feeding time, if you are interested in taking part. The Center also has a pair of... More 

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Address: 64 Tancred St, Hokitika, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-3-755 5251
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Hokitika

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