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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Day Entry
from US$21.65*
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Day Entry
from US$21.65*
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“nocturnal house”(23 reviews)
See Kiwi in a natural environment - there is no glass! Get close to Kea, Tuatara and other native icons. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is also home to introduced and exotic breeds. Make your own way around the park and animals will eat right out of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
60 Hussey Road, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-359 6226
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Willow bank is a fantastic place to take the children for a day out, there is lots to see and do and it won't break the bank!

Thank cozza22
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a lovely wildlife reserve! We came at the perfect time of year (early October) when there are plenty of baby animals. It's a really well maintained park with plenty of well looked after animals, with a focus on NZ animals (native and introduced), but...More

Thank tuesdaygrlnz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I spent the day here with friends and we had a great time. The animals seem happy and well fed. There is so much to see, and it’s good fun! It was my first time seeing a kiwi. I’d definitely go back!

Thank Margot C
Reviewed 5 days ago

there are different kinds of animals. feed some of them. they are soo cute. have a nice afternoon here.

Thank Adventure824075
Reviewed 6 days ago

This reserve is fun for the whole family. Lovely to be able to see native species up close, such as the Kiwi and Kea. Nice to be able to feed the animals, especially the wallabies (SO CUTE) Great mix of animals too, from wild to...More

Thank JodieSLindsay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get to see many kind of animals and wildlife here. They have a few kiwis, and other farm animals like sheep, birds, alpaca, etc. They do have exotic birds and animals too. We manage to catch the sheep shearing, eel feeding sessions. There's also a...More

Thank kry_lsw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting park but the reason why it doesn't deserve 5 stars is because of the misleading advertising. It portrays itself as a park containing New Zealand wildlife primarily. It does have them, but it mostly contains farm animals. NZ wildlife is an...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must do for everyone in Chch. Been here for eons. See our native kiwi. Feed everything virtually. Different areas of animals. Great parking

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister is a senior volunteer here and have been following them on Facebook and Instagram so could not wait to visit in person. It did not disappoint from the layout to the variety of animals to the super friendly staff. Had the chance to...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up visiting this reserve because we wanted to attend the Maori show. I will rate the Maori show in a separate rev. If you are interested just in the Maori show be aware that takes place in the evening 17:00 hours or so....More

Thank derbunker
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17 May 2017|
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Response from WillowbankWildlife | Property representative |
Willowbank is a Wildlife Reserve so is outdoors but is relatively sheltered. Kiwi viewing is still guaranteed as the are in a Nocturnal House.
17 May 2017|
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Response from clarke_1985 | Reviewed this property |
It rained when we were there, supplied with umbrella, saw all the animals and had a great time!
14 November 2015|
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Response from WillowbankWildlife | Property representative |
HI - Half a day will give you enough time to view the reserve including the kiwis. The kiwi weighing that someone has mentioned is not available as this was a special promotion during school holidays for 'Save the Kiwi... More