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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Close encounters of the 'wildlife kind' are a Willowbank trademark.

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.

NOTE: Your bookme.co.nz booking is valid even if you wish to arrive within 30 minutes either way of the booked time, but additional fees may apply on arriving after this stipulated time.

Prices:

Adult: $32.50

Child: $12 (ages 5 -14)

Kids under the age of 5 - FREE

 

Open from 9.30am daily

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

Available Bookings from August 19 to August 25

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  • Adult$24.00
  • Child$12.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$12.00

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  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$12.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$12.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$12.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

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  • Adult$24.00
  • Child$12.00

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  • Adult$24.00
  • Child$12.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$24.00
  • Child$12.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$24.00
  • Child$12.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$12.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$12.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$12.00

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  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$12.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Child$12.00

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  • Adult$19.00
  • Child$12.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$12.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.50
  • Child$12.00

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

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Melissa from New Zealand wrote on 15 February 2018

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Great Experience

It was a wonderful experience and relaxing too. Great for family and friends quick getaway.

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Paula from New Zealand wrote on 17 October 2017

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Amazing place. We loved it.

My 9 year old son and I really enjoyed our visit to Willowbank and the Lemur Encounter. It was raining all day be we still saw heaps of animals. My son loved feeding all the different animals and feeding the eels was a real buzz. The staff were super friendly and informative and the cafe was clean, fresh and had great prices.

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Sara from New Zealand wrote on 05 October 2017

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Great place for a family day out

We love it here and our little girl loves the horses

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Samuel from Singapore wrote on 25 July 2017

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Excellent

Reached at 3:40 and they let me in 45 mins early. Saw Kiwi so upclose. It was a very well managed and beautiful reserve ! I would High recommend it !

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Denisa from Czech Republic wrote on 18 February 2016

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Nice wildlife reserve

Very nice wildlife reserve. Definitely worth it! We enjoyed it although it was raining.

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