National Kiwi Centre, Hokitika

2.5
#4 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in South Island
Spot the small, flightless bird called the kiwi at National Kiwi Centre, an indoor facility that reproduces the creature's natural environment. As the country's national symbol, the bird became so iconic that New Zealanders themselves are known as "Kiwis." In addition to kiwis, the site also houses long-finned eels, which visitors can help feed several times a day. Be sure to look for the tuatara, the world's oldest living dinosaur. This scaly reptile is only found in the wild in New Zealand and lives up to 100 years. Plan your National Kiwi Centre visit and explore what else you can see and do in Hokitika using our Hokitika journey maker site .
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  • Only had a limited amount of time in the town, so we had around 20 minutes to spend in the Kiwi Centre. We saw 2 kiwis, the giant eels and various other things the aquarium had to offer. Was a good ex...  more »
  • So watch for a Kiwi is the establishment quite alright but for the fish in lots of small Aquarium and trout (which has already seen each) the price is absolutely not justified. All construction plaster hanging from the ceiling. The Lady at the front desk was super nice (that's why the 3rd star) but as I said nothing special otherwise
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  • The things that were going thru our minds... "where is the white bait? Where is the crawfish? "Where is this? Where is that?" All these as i looked hard into the enclosures and the tanks. There was so...  more »

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