West Coast Wildlife Centre

Bruce Bay

West Coast Wildlife Centre

Cowan Street, Franz Josef Glacier

Opening hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tel: +64 3-752 0600



  •  4.0 Stars written by V B

    I visited only the souvenir shop here and not the kiwi center. They have a variety of items which I found to be priced on the higher side. There is also a small cafe here. But not great many options for vegetarian. :) They have a section of soft toys which are mostly the adorable natives birds! If you don't feel like walking around to find cheaper shops, then shop here.

  •  4.0 Stars written by Robert Nelson

    A great place to see kiwi for sure, and a near certainty to see at least one. The fact the money goes to kiwi preservation is a huge perk as well. However, just be aware it's pretty tourist-y.

  •  5.0 Stars written by Wade McSoriley

    Friendly staff, a amazing opportunity to see some young kiwis in a well kept enclosure, they will come up to the side of their enclosure if your lucky, and then proceeded with their search for food. The walk through the glacier excibit was interesting, learnt some new things. Also seeing tuataras at the end was quite nice

  •  5.0 Stars written by Pamella McLaughlan

    Lots of intresting information about kiwi birds and the area. We loved watching the kiwis and even used our 24 hour entry tickets to return just to see then ago.

  •  5.0 Stars written by Ben Howard

    We had a very warm and welcoming staff give us a VIP tour down to see the baby kiwi and incubation rooms. It was hailing very hard and very cold when we came in September, and the lady got us warm by the fire before taking us on the tour. Exceptional Customer service - thank you very much! Hope the Kiwis are well :) 100% recommend to anybody; you need to see the kiwis!


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