Nice enclosure for their unique Kiwi's - a breed found virtually nowhere else in NZ these days. The presentations on glaciers were informative.
I understand the essential work that this centre does to conserve and protect this rare kiwi species, so I feel reluctant to complain, but we felt as if the NZ$80 entry fee we paid for our family was very overpriced for what we actually did and saw. We are not people with short attention spans and we don't rush through... More
Meant to write this review before bettert late than never spent a most informative one and half hours at this attraction. was told that it would be difficult to see the Kiwis but if one was patient it was worth while after all they cant stand the bright light so dont expect floodlights. Paid extra to see the breeding programme... More
Morning coffee great and behind the scene tour just excellent. To see the size of the kiwis egg was just amazing. The incubators spotless and the knowledge of the staff was such a pleasure How wonderful that these rare birds are being bred at the west coast attraction with such care and enthusiasm. It was a grand day out and... More
Allot 1-2 hours here; maybe a bit more with small children. Kiwi (birds) are few, but wonderful to experience. We did not do the behind-the-scenes tour option, bit it looks worth the money, especially if you're interested in the conservation of this unique wildlife.
Weather was poor today so visited this venue today as another tour suggested doing so. Adult entry (single) was $30 without backstage pass. The venue provided a lot of information about the various species of kiwis and how New Zealand is working to save each for becoming extinct, then you enter the area where the birds are housed, however with... More
We took the back stage tour.. which was well worth it. We got to see baby Kiwi up close. Finding out first hand the amazing conservation efforts that are taking place and how successful they are. thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
We paid an $80 admission fee for our family at the Westcoast Wildlife Centre with the main goal of seeing some live kiwi birds. We hesitated at the cost from the outset but thought it very poor value once we had left. As the birds are nocturnal their habitat is kept very dark and we could not find the three... More
We visited this on a very wet afternoon & were very disappointed. It's good to see that there is a programme for saving the Kiwi, but in something described as a 'Wildlife Cenre' there were just 2 Kiwis on show. The rest of the tour was made up of short descriptions of the glaciers & a few bits of other... More
We were lucky enough to hear about the Westcoast Wildlife Centre -what an amazing thing they are doing saving our kiwis - all of us who live in New Zealand as "Kiwis" should remember they are so rare and I am really impressed with the dedication that this wildlife centre has towards saving them. Yes I know how hard it... More
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