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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

60 Hussey Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-359 6226
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Ranked #14 of 129 attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Staying with friends locally they had discount made it very reasonable, brilliant weather, interesting local animals including Kiwis, and educational. Great picnic areas or a good Restaurant, well priced food. Worth while day out.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hi there, I have no personal affiliations or relationships whatsoever with this place I volunteered there once for free with my school. I would love to tell you all about what happens behind closed doors of this horrific place. Please do not ignore this as it is a terrible issue and we must put ourselves in the shoes of others... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went in the winter with a kiwi friend, and had so much fun feeding the animals at the farm (do purchase a pack of animal food when purchasing your admission ticket!)! Definitely a memorable experience as I got spat on right in the face by 1 of the llamas who was displeased with being fed too much. All the other... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Called in for a lunchtime coffee and a bite to eat, not a planned visit Lovely open fire to sit near while we had our cafe food and drinks. Service was good and we were greeted with a smile by staff, food was hot and tasty. Some animals and bird life were visible from inside the cafe. Will return again... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Even in Winter, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a wonderful place to take go, for adults and children alike. It exudes the 'wow factor'. Refreshing, delightful and charming. Together with two 'under 5s', which by the way are free entry, we wandered, explored, petted, gazed, soaked in the feel of the bush and running water, and even got to see 9... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I did a solo trip to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and I am so happy that I went! There were many different types of animals to view, some that you could get pretty close to but the best part was the behind the scenes tour with the Lemurs! I had such a great time and would love to visit again.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We took our two year old grand daughter she had a great day, in fact she cried as she didn't want to leave

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great views of CHCH and the Southwern Alps. A must when in Christchurch - Travel Privilege Card Members receive a discount when purchasing tickets.

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UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This nature park has lots to offer so we spent 2-3 hours here, and could have taken longer. The NZ native birds, including kaka, kea and kiwi, are towards the end of the route so leave plenty of time to appreciate them.

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timaru new zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

visited 1st june 2014 with young family. Very safe. easy to find away arround, clean great enterance. very good money long time deals

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