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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

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60 Hussey Road, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-359 6226
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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 your hand. Willowbank is open from 9.30Am daily - kiwis are able to be viewed from 10.30am until close.
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  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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60 Hussey Road, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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+64 3-359 6226
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"kiwi house"
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"feed the animals"
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"nocturnal house"
in 24 reviews
"animal food"
in 18 reviews
"kiwi tour"
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"donkey rides"
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"new zealand"
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"kiwi bird"
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"kiwi encounter"
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"willow bank"
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"ko tane"
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"maori experience"
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"native nz"
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"their natural habitat"
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"annual pass"
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"all ages"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a day before our flight out of Christchurch. This was a fantastic place to spend it. Very close to the airport, free luggage storage and a fantastic rental of a mobility scooter for one of our party. The fish and streams were slightly...More

Thank Fairoceous
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an excellent places for families or anyone interested in local birds. The ducks and chickens will follow you thinking you had something to feed them - you can buy a packet of feed at the entrance. The kiwi enclosure is dimly lighted, at...More

Thank motiver2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely blown away with how amazing this place is for young children. Kids are able to pay and feed just about every animal there. Feeding the eels was amazing, the swim up and eat meat off a spoon you hold out for them. This place...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for family outings plenty to do and see here A great array of animals inc monkeys deer eels birds farm animals there all here You wonder around the park which is really well planned there’s a Maori area and the Kiwis if you...More

Thank Vivienne N Keit... A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wildlife reserve has been in business since 1974 and the same family still owns and runs it. This is reflected in the care that is taken of the animals. Visiting the farm animal area of the reserve is a treat, as the animals are...More

Thank Kiwibird248
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Willowbank more focus in New Zealand tipical animal. They have NZ's eel, kiwi, tuatara, etc. We can also buy animals food and feed them inside. some of the animals like ducks, birds, rabbits are free (not inside cage). Very fun because can feed them directly...More

Thank Tini H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty awesome place to visit with or without kids. Well cared for animals and very lovingly designed and maintained. theres a little construction going on i guess new enclosures are being built but there is absolutely no interruption. Very peaceful place with a little cafe...More

Thank Mirco T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great value for money and a great experience for all the family, a wonderful afternoon exploring Willowbank. So much to see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at this wildlife park. It was so well set out and you get to touch the animals and see them up close.The children loved feeding the animals and it was so interesting seeing all the different birds and New Zealand...More

Thank Joan B
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JaydenFaul
May 16, 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.
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JaydenFaul
May 16, 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!
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Kumaran627
November 14, 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
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