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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

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See native Kiwi, cheeky Kea, Tuatara and the very rare Takahe - and much much more.

See native Kiwi, cheeky Kea, Tuatara and the very rare Takahe - and much much more.

Highlights

  • Guaranteed Kiwi viewing
  • Meet New Zealand's native animals and many more
  • Feed birds, fish and eels
  • A fun day out for the whole family

Willowbank is the only place where you can meet New Zealand's Big 5 wildlife with the cheeky Kea, the ancient Tuatara, our bush parrot the Kaka, the very rare Takahe and of course the Kiwi. Kiwi viewing is guaranteed with no glass to hinder your view!

Feed the eels and make friends with the livestock breeds unique to New Zealand. Listen to the Kiwi as it forages by your feet. Embark on a journey through the history of New Zealand. See the impact of introduced species in 'Wild NZ'. Meet old livestock breeds in 'Heritage NZ'. Experience native wildlife in 'Natural NZ', and share our hope for their future. Relax and enjoy your experience in conservation.

Willowbank is a place close to both Christchurch city and the International Airport, where culture and conservation combine.

Bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat from our onsite cafe! Close encounters of the 'wildlife kind' are a Willowbank trademark.

Guided Kiwi Tour available at 4.30pm (additional charges apply).

Adult $34.50
Child $13.00 (Aged 5 - 15 years)

Location

  • 60 Hussey Road
  • Harewood
  • Christchurch 8051

Restrictions

  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is open from 9.30am daily. Kids aged under 5 years old go free!

  • Your Bookme booking is valid, even if you wish to arrive within 30 minutes either way of your booked time, but but additional fees will apply on arriving outside of this stipulated time.

Available Bookings from 16 Jun to 29 Jun 2024

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

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flor2 from French Polynesia wrote on 04 February 2023

Endroit agréable

J'ai passé un bon moment dans la réserve, beaucoup d'animaux et des interactions possibles avec eux (sachets de nourriture à la vente au départ du circuit). Je suis venue pour voir les kiwi et j'ai pu en voir deux, je ne suis pas déçue.

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Enny Permana from New Zealand wrote on 15 January 2022

School fun holiday

awesome

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We think Willowbank's pretty awesome too. Thanks for visiting us recently!

margotb from New Zealand wrote on 03 November 2021

Fun

We had fun

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From Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Thank you! We're so happy to hear you had a fun experience!

laurenw19 from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2023

Average sadly

Even at a reduced cost $46 is way too much for the fun/enjoyment of willowbank. We only could arrive at 3 and by 5 we'd done everything and felt very underwhelmed

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Dot Maguire from New Zealand wrote on 11 December 2022

awesome

Great day here, loved feeding eels, deer and farmyard animals Favorite is ghe gibbons and kiwis, great experience with both just go!

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