West Coast Wildlife Centre

West Coast Wildlife Centre


10 Rankers Reviews

9 Face-to-Face

11 Zoos and Aquariums

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Lars Grosse


Ranking: 10/10

We did the 'behind the scenes' tour which is really worth the money. You get quite a good view on their outstanding work protecting the kiwi.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Matt Weston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent way to see kiwi in near natural habitat. Quite short though.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ene Pold


Ranking: 9/10

This is a small but lovely indoor park. We would recommend the backstage tour where you can see the chicks.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ranking: 8/10

It was special that I could see the bird.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Andrew Magill


Ranking: 5/10

Overpriced, but worth it just to see the Kiwi. No need for other needless information, eg stuff to buy if you wish to live on the West Coast.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ranking: 8/10

It was really good but there was only three kiwis.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Steve Goodyear

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Lovely to see Kiwi and get really close to them, even though in semi-darkness. The exhibition was mixed - some very interesting parts but others not so - we liked the bits about the wildlife. Quite expensive, but a good cause.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ranking: 3/10

Our son loves Kiwis, so we had to take him to see one at the Kiwi Centre in Franz Joseph. NZ$70 to see two Kiwis!!!!! Rip off. They were two of a particular type of Kiwi, for the price they charged, they should have had all of the types of Kiwis there.
Once you have seen the Kiwis, there are a couple of pitiful displays on the threats to them, then you move into an area on glaciers. It was the most expensive 15 minutes of my life.

Reviewed over 9 years ago