West Coast Wildlife Centre

Cnr Cron and, Cowan Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886

This incredible wildlife attraction is home to the official hatching facility for the world’s 2 rarest kiwis – the Rowi and Haast Tokoeka. See live kiwi during the day inside our nocturnal house, discover the interactive glacier attraction and West Coast storytelling areas or go behind the scenes on the “Backstage Pass Tour” and meet the friendly kiwi ranger staff. Numbers are very limited on the 30 minute Backstage Pass Tour so booking are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. The best shopping in Franz Josef can be found here inside the all weather facility -and enjoy free Wi-Fi in the café to keep connected to family and friends. Enjoy a coffee or a snack in the café – open 365 days – 7 days from 8am. NEW See live Tuatara !