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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

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Address: 60 Hussey Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-359 6226
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Description: See Kiwi in a natural environment - there is no glass! Get close to Kea...
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 your hand. Willowbank is open from 9.30Am daily - kiwis are able to be viewed from 10.30Am until close.
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Always Fun & Educational

Willowbank is one of my favourite places to visit, there is always something new to see between lengthy visits and the interactive animal feeding and petting is always exciting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Willowbank is one of my favourite places to visit, there is always something new to see between lengthy visits and the interactive animal feeding and petting is always exciting. great for kids and adults. I have never had a bad experience either rain or shine.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Willowbank is a great place for kids, it is hands on and kids can feed the animals and get among it, really good farmyard, an asset to chch.

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Christchurch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We took our family here again recently. Willowbank is a true wonder for kids and any visitors to Christchurch. We own the Ashleigh Court Motel on Matai Street, Riccarton and we always suggest guests visit Willowbank. The selection of animals is superb and the spacious grounds and friendly knowledgable staff make for a great visit.The Ko Tane cultural performance is... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit if you have children. You can walk in the open air and see all sorts of farmyard animals, monkeys, tame eels to name but a few

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came here to see a kiwi while on our holiday! Lucky we saw 2 in the nocturnal house! Don't just walk through quickly, we had to point one out to a family who walked straight past one at the edge of the fence! Stay quiet and wait and you should see one! Well set out area and you can... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place to spend the day with family and friends. Get the young and old to feed the animals and interact with them. Awesome place for photos!!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We are going to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve very often. Good quality time spend with your family. We see many couples there too. Natural and relaxing. Cafe offers good choice of food.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This wee gem of a place offers a safe, friendly, interesting and educational day out for the whole family. It has a long pleasant walk, through and amongst the wildlife where one can feel as though one is in the actual home of the species one sees. There is plenty to see, on average the whole walk around would take... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I took my grandchildren and wow it was fantastic. They wern't bored which these types of places can be. Even I loved this place where animals were close up. Walking tracks easy and interesting. Can feed the animals which the kids loved. And finish up with some nibbles. SUprisingly it took about 3 hours to casually walk through, stop, pat... More 

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took our 2 grandsons to Willowbank. They were able to run around and see all the animals. A favourite was feeding the eels and seeing 2 live kiwis in the Kiwi House. A must for all to see, well worth the entry and a good few hours spent with all the animals.

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Additional Information about Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Address: 60 Hussey Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-359 6226
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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