The National Kiwi Centre

Family-friendly indoor activity. Get up close and interact with living icons of the West Coast. Kiwi, tuatara, giant eels, crayfish and whitebait.



Meet our live kiwi, tuatara, giant long fin eels, crayfish, endemic fish, tropical fish, frogs, turtles and much more on this family friendly adventure. Enjoy interesting commentary as our wildlife experts feed the endangered North Island Brown Kiwi. Experience for yourself what its like to feed our gigantic longfin eels and try your skills at catching and releasing freshwater crayfish in our indoor lake area. The National Kiwi Centre is situated in the heart of Hokitika in an undercover facility where you can meet the incredible wildlife in out specially designed nocturnal house that replicates their natural environment. A fun filled and informative activity the whole family will enjoy.


64 Tancred Street, Hokitika, New Zealand
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