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Address: Cnr Cowan & Cron Streets, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-3-752-0600
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Good info, bit expensive.

There is a enclosure with 2 kiwi's takes a while for your eyes to adjust. But they give you a wrist band so you can go back later in the day and see them again if you want for no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is where they are working to protect and raise the numbers of the rare Rowe kiwi bird. There are less than 400 of these birds left and here is where these birds are hatched and cared for until they can be released into the wild. They offer close up viewing of the birds and a behind the scenes tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

There is a enclosure with 2 kiwi's takes a while for your eyes to adjust. But they give you a wrist band so you can go back later in the day and see them again if you want for no additional charge. After the kiwi enclosure there is some information on the glaciers and history of the town which is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

our trip got cancelled for the glacier hiking due to bad weather so we went here as something to do. the staff are friendly and I bought some nice jewellery from the gift shop which was very reasonably priced. considering the price of the tour (and we went in low season!) as well as the length of time it takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This had to be one of the highlights of our trip! As a NZer, I have never been that close to a kiwi and for so long. We stayed in the kiwi house for about 20-25 minutes just watching the kiwis foraging. I could have reached out and touched it - it was that close!!! Just amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

With an hour or so to kill it was great to see the kiwi's as you are not likely to see them out in the wild and these are the rarest type of Kiwi. Good to see the video of the work they are doing to preserve these animals. There were only two but you could get very close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Good set up to watch an active kiwi. If you have never seena kiwi before this is definitely recommended. They have altered the sleep wake cycle of the birds here. They are active in the day time in the dimly lit enclosures, and sleep at night when the enclosures are brightly lit. We saw 2 kiwis actively foraging in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

So great getting to see two little kiwis who were so sweet and not phased by us at all. I see some people have commented saying it's overpriced but I think it's worth paying for the conservation of these incredible animals. Staff really friendly and a nice gift shop and coffee shop too :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The staff was really friendly! There are 2 kiwis running around in a dark room and an other poor room with information about them. We were disappointed as most of the information were about the town and the glaciers. Not worth the money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Very cheap entry price! The kiwi's are in a nocturnal room that has very low level red light - so can take 5 mins for your eyes to get used to the low level of light. the staff are extremely helpful and advised us to let them know if we wernt able to spot the kiwi's as they would bring... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went with friends to see kiwis. There are 2 kiwis. Due to they are nightlife animals, we have to look for them in the dark, but thanks to the team for putting some red light so it is view-able. There are other information in the centre too such as the Franz Josef Glacier. I just give 3 stars due to... More 

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