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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Amazing experince for the children, value for money and wonderful lay out, Children where able to interact with the animals and be a part of it.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We bought our ticket via bookme giving us 50% off entry cost. New Zealand’s big five (Kea, Kaka, Kiwi, Tahake and Tuatara) call Willowbank home. You have the opportunity to feed tame eels as well as many other animals including wallabys who will quite happily eat out of your hand. For us the main attraction was the kiwi and we were able to spot 3 of the 4 in the nocturnal viewing house. You can view the kiwi from less than a metre away. Dont be disappointed if you do not get to see all animals, we found both Tehake and Tuatara impossible to find. It would be a great day out for children as they are able to roam free and pet animals.

Thank Chatterboxmegan
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Easy to get to and smaller than Orana Park. Variety of animals both indigenous and bought in. I took my grandchildren and we fed the all too friendly ducks and a kea pinched our lunch. They have a kiwi house but you have to look intently here. Its ok but I would go to other places before their. Great family outing.

Thank granlie
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great place to take the kids! Feed the eels, see the kiwis or have a donkey ride. The restaurant offers a great range of food and is very child friendly.

Thank LeanneC36
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I go to willowbank quite often. Buy some food for the animals. (Watch out for the deer though, they will take it off you) Spend a few hours here just wandering round. There is a cafe (They do a mean rasp and white choc muffin) There is a picnic area further in (still being developed but looking good) The farmyard is good value. There is a maori section, kiwis (we can always spot one) and of course the deer. Also dont miss the otters, they are fascinating.

Thank judith m
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