National Kiwi Centre, Hokitika

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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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  • Kiwis are crazy about Kiwis and it is extremely rare to see in wilderness, so this place is a great way to see them and also to watch their activities in close proximity. The center is very informativ...  more »
  • Well worth a visit. But suggest going about 20 to 30 minutes before feeding times.. Feeding times 10am, noon and 3pm. Staff and you ( if you want to ) feed the giant eels. Then you go and see the staf...  more »
  • Loved this place. Seeing the eels, the kiwi, learning about conservation work. I did not mind paying 24 dollars entry, as it goes to something which I want to support. I can't believe people at the sa...  more »
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