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Address: 64 Tancred St, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Not terrible, but kind of expensive.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
JenandDani
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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323 reviews 323 reviews
75 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 Outdated, empty boxes, bad design, etc.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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256 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 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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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
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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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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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3 helpful votes 3 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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