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Address: 64 Tancred St, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Do not go here!

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 Outdated, empty boxes, bad design, etc.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

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 Outdated, empty boxes, bad design, etc.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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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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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We found this place great. We didn't expect much, maybe just to see a Kiwi, but we got a lot more. We were lucky though. We conveniently arrived an hour before eel feedings so had time to check other animals out, before heading to the giant eels, which were in a word; awesome. Got to feed them and have a... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The kids could see eels and a glimce of a kiwi. Also a few other animals. We only stayed 20 minutes...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

went there primarily to see the eels and we certainly weren't disappointed they are huge and so many of them with a chance to feed them as well. Kiwis were good and we were able to watch feeding as well.Other exhibits were well done

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Ipswich
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Parts of this were quite interesting but other parts were a little ho-hum. Kids would probably love it

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The place is consider expensive with a quite small exhibit to see, there's only 1 kiwi bird to view but the eel feeding and crayfish catch is a star attraction here.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Having missed kiwis in Christchurch due to lack of time, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit them in Hokitika. I only saw one kiwi but it was very active, even coming over to tap its beak on the glass and sniff us- very exciting! The centre itself is a surprisingly downmarket family run place. Admission is $22... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This may be the national kiwi center, but it was more of a fish display. Very good if you want to see lots of fish, frogs, and eals, but I went in to see the kiwi's. They are there, and you do get to see both of them. The display is good, It is set up so that the chance... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I've been to Hokitika heaps of times and never really thought to visit here. However, this time we were with friends and their kids and it was a wet afternoon so we went. Can't say I liked the eels but I can't stand the things anyway!! However, the kiwis were great - I've been to plenty of kiwi houses and... More 

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