West Coast Wildlife Centre Franz Josef

From NZD $34.20
  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Franz Josef
  • Product code: PA18JX

The West Coast Wildlife Centre is an exciting public private partnership with the Department of Conservation and is the official indoor home to the hatching and incubation programme of the Rowi Kiwi. Found only in the Okarito Forest near Franz Josef, the Rowi is New Zealand's rarest kiwi.

Take a self-guided tour of our indoor attraction and see Rowi kiwi in our natural bush walkthrough, or purchase our famous Backstage Pass combo ticket to get a first-hand, behind the scenes look at our hatching and incubation programme.

The West Coast is the home of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Inside the attraction you can discover and unearth the puzzle of huge valleys of ice that extend well below the snow line, almost to the sea. Here the ice age is still underway.

Cafe and gift shop onsite.

Transport from Greymouth is available with our full day Explore Glacier and Lake Matheson Tour.