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Address: Cnr Cowan & Cron Streets, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Very interesting experience!

We booked the Backstage Pass and really enjoyed the talk with the very friendly and enthusiastic kiwi expert.We got lots of great information about the program to save the Rowi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We booked the Backstage Pass and really enjoyed the talk with the very friendly and enthusiastic kiwi expert.We got lots of great information about the program to save the Rowi kiwi and learnt a lot about kiwi birds and nature in NZ in general. We got to see two eggs and two cute baby birds, only a few days old,... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This attraction allows people see kiwis active during the daytime by creating artificial night conditions.The three adult birds on show when I visited were easy to see and came really close but were completely unaware of human visitors providing we kept quiet. They behaved naturally searching for food and interacting with each other.The center does a great deal for the... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went to a Kiwi place in Greymouth and were disappointed as all we saw was an indistinct shape in a dark room. We went to this Kiwi place in Franz Josef and saw (or did not see) exactly the same thing. At least this place works with Deprtment of Conservation so our money went to a usefull purpose. Still... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Wonderful seeing real Kiwis and hearing them so close. The behind the scene tour was very interesting and informative. Shame it is expensive to go into as it makes it hard to afford both attractions. The gift shop and cafe is very nice as well

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Loved this place, we learnt so much about the work they are doing to help increase the kiwi numbers. To to able to see Kiwis so close and watch them scuttle around was priceless. We were lucky enough to see an egg hatch, the staff had been waiting for it to happen for the last 24 hours and suddenly the... More 

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I have to say that I agree with the poor reviews this place is getting. It is a rip off at the prices being charged. We saw only one kiwi in a very darkened room and whilst we were warned that they were "very shy and didn't move around a lot", I was reminded of the Monty Python Dead Parrot... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

They charge like Nzd 35 per adult and give you full day pass. All you see inside is some knowledge on Tv and 4-5 Kiwi's in Dark. No photo allowed and nor lights are allowed so in the dark you see them moving around. First thing you do is find where are Kiwi's and once you find them keep your... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My kids were really keen to see the kiwis up close and learn more about them - the fact that the weather wasn't great just made this indoor activity all the more attractive. I booked the tour on my phone as we sat at lunch and simply showed the email at the center to gain admission - easy! The guided... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went in here to have a look at some kiwis which it did said you would which is awesome. However there is not much else to see which is sad! It is quest expensive but you can go in the next day as long as you keep the wrist band! Restaurant served Jimmys Pies which are a must have!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is not at all worth the $35 entry fee. The place is tiny! A few rooms to do with kiwi preservation and a bit on the glaciers, and there was one darkened room with 2 kiwis that we could see, but they didn't do much. The glacier exhibits were very dull as well. You could see it all... More 

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