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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

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Address: 60 Hussey Road, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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+64 3-359 6226
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09:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Good family day out

We took our family here who were visiting from overseas. Litttle Miss Four had a great time, and so did we.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sue G
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our family here who were visiting from overseas. Litttle Miss Four had a great time, and so did we.

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here to see the kiwis and it didn't disappoint! In the nocturnal house one kiwi was literally less than a foot away so it was an amazing experience. But, the park just looks tired. All the enclosures are in a good need of some TLC - every where looked run down and not looked after. Overall I would... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a brilliant way to spend a few hours, waiting for an afternoon flight out of Christchurch. We arrived, 2 adults with no great expectations, left having had a great time looking at the various wildlife on show. The surroundings were excellent. It felt as though you were seeing the birds and animals in their natural environment. And to top... More 

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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my big kids 13 & 17, had a fantastic time, have never seen a kiwi as close we did. Staff very friendly and the cafe well priced! Recommend it for all ages!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the different animals, we got to feed a lot of them. Seeing a real Kiwi was awesome but you have to look really hard. Almost like a nature walk as you move around the place. Great little farm yard where you can touch the animals and a really nice picnic area, which sometimes offers pony rides.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful meal out, included in price was free entry to park so viewing animals at leisure was fun. Also able to feed some animals their evening meals.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Willowbank on a lovely sunny day. The various animal enclosures were well looked after & there was an amazing range of different wildlife to see. The failure to see the kiwis in the KiwiHouse was a major disappointment however as the kiwi is nocturnal, it was not a huge suprise. Recommend to be prrepared to spend 2-3 hrs... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I little out of the way, but worth the visit, there is quite a lot of information and wildlife in a relatively small area. A good starters guide to NZ wildlife if recently landed in Christchurch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family activity for young kids, with a broad mix of wild and domestic animals. Also a great place to see kiwi, tuatara, takahe and wallabies.

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Isle of Wight
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Willowbank reserve on a sunny afternoon in January, while touring New Zealand, and what a lovely surprise it was. Easily navigated pathways with wild life at every turn, from the unusual to the more recognizable. The cheeky Keas posed for photos, and once in the dark of the kiwi house, after a little patience, there in front of... More 

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