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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Week'.
Unfortunately this breeding season is starting off very unpredictable and we are currently not able to offer the “Kiwi Breeding Tour”. However we do still guarantee you will see kiwi at Willowbank in our Nocturnal House with or without a guided tour.
Our Nocturnal House is rather unique in that it has no glass. There is a path which runs through the Nocturnal House with a small fence on either side and we have usually between 5-7 kiwi on display in here. We ‘guarantee’ kiwi viewing and the kiwi are often up against the fence within touching distance. We offer a Guided Tour through our Natural New Zealand Area (including kiwi, kea etc) at 4.30pm daily for an additional $10 per adult. The Guide will provide lots of additional information as well as ensuring you see the kiwi etc.