Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch

Overview

Suitable for all ages

Showcasing NZ native animals and culture. Try to spot a kiwi, watch the keeper feed the eels and fish or walk through the bird area with Kea and Kaka. Pick up a bag of food when you enter ($3) and you can feed the farm animals and get some cute photos with the kunekune pigs. There are also otters, gibbons and lemur to see.

The cultural experiences come in the form of an authentic Maori village and performances called Ko Tane starting at 5.15pm daily.

If you’re trying to decide whether to go here or Orana, it’s worth noting that Willowbank is smaller and therefore more manageable for littlies to walk around or for adults to push a buggy round! The animals are also easier to spot for little ones.

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Contact Information

Tel: 03 359 6226

Web: http://www.willowbank.co.nz

Address: 60 Hussey Road Northwood, Christchurch

Open: Summer daily 9.30am – 7pm except Christmas Day (last admission 6pm) and Winter daily 9.30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm).

Price: Adults $29.50, Kids (5-14 years) $12, Preschoolers under 5 FREE. Family Pass $75 (2A+3K). Have a look here if you’re planning a visit to see if there’s a discount available on Bookme.