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National Kiwi Centre

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National Kiwi Centre

The website of this attraction says that it was being re-developed as of May 2011. Is it worth visiting?

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1. Re: National Kiwi Centre

I find it is the best Kiwi Experience. In many kiwi houses, one must stand at attention with out making a sound and in total darkness. At the national Kiwi House in Hokitika, there is a low wall between you and the kiwi, (not a glass panel) and the kiwi wander around taking little notice of visitors who talk away between themselves and move along in a natural setting. here is also a large aquarium as part of the experience

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2. Re: National Kiwi Centre

There's a wildlife center in Franz Josef too - might be worth a look if the Hoki one is closed:

http://www.wildkiwi.co.nz/

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3. Re: National Kiwi Centre

Haven't visited the Hokitika one, but if you don't manage to fit it in there, then there's a good one at Willowbank wildlife centre in Christchurch - like the Hokitika one, it also has just low fences so you can hear them snuffling about.

If you're in the North Island too, the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua is superb.

Give the Queenstown one a miss though.

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4. Re: National Kiwi Centre

Is the one in Hoki still open? Do you know when it is likely to re-open?

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5. Re: National Kiwi Centre

I suggest you contact them directly:

The National Kiwi Centre

64 Tancred St

Hokitika,

West Coast,

New Zealand

Phone: +64-3-755 5251

Fax: +64 3 755 5251

Email:

info@thenationalkiwicentre.co.nz

Internet: www.thenationalkiwicentre.co.nz

Hours:

Summer Season 9 am to 5 pm

Winter Season 9:30 to 4:30 pm

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing

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6. Re: National Kiwi Centre

My wife and I have just been there Feb3rd and it is well worth the money and time it takes to walk around,feeding the giant eels is well worth it.

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7. Re: National Kiwi Centre

It is open daily

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