Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: 60 Hussey Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-33596226
  • Ticket Price: 28 NZD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Family And Kids, Bird Watching

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife park which is home to New Zealand’s Big 5- Kiwi, Kea, Tuatara, bush parrot Kaka and the Takahe. Apart from these, other animals that can be found at the reserve are Fallow Deer, Wallabies, Capuchins, Otters, Lemurs, Peacocks, Goats, Miniature Horses, and a lot more.

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  • Adult- $28, Seniors and Students (with ID)- $22.50, Children (5-14)- $11.
  • Entry is free for children under five years.
  • Family Pass (2 adults and 3 kids)- $69.
  • Additional charges apply for Guided tours and Animal encounters. 

  • Nocturnal House opens at 10.30 a.m.
  • Guided Kiwi Tour: Everyday at 4.30 p.m.

  • Complimentary shuttle service from city centre.
  • Bus no. 107 from Northlands Mall.

  • Willowbank Restaurant

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  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Address: 60 Hussey Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Contact Number: +64-33596226
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Timing: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Price: 28 NZD
  • Best time to visit Willowbank Wildlife Reserve(preferred time): 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Willowbank Wildlife Reserve: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 64.51% of people who visit Christchurch include Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in their plan

  • 55% of people start their Willowbank Wildlife Reserve visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

People normally club together International Antarctic Centre and Air Force Museum Of New Zealand while planning their visit to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • It's a small but nice place to spend some time in Christchurch if you have children. If possible, get the feeds and also sign up for the guided tour. While you can roam around on your own fine, with a guide, I think you'll be able to better appreciate some of the birds showcased. Finally, if you're here for the kiwi and wondering why you haven't found any kiwi photos in the reviews, that's because they have a strict no photography rule in the kiwi room. Let's hope everyone continue to respect that :)

  • Very well set out with plenty of shelter from the sun and wind. Was easy to get around with the pram. Staff and animals all very friendly. Was such a great first time visit, we brought a annual pass.

  • Willowbank is a good way to spend some discovery time with the kids, although it hasn't changed much in the last 10 years. Parts of the walkway feel qite dated. Entry fee is really high and the Cafe is expensive (good food though!) some sort of 'locals' discount would be awesome, we would come more often.

  • Outstanding place to bring the family and the kids would love it! Lots of different animals to see and some you can pat/carry/play with. The cafe has a great selection of food, a kid's menu and they also cater for special dietary requirements. Meals are yummy and great value for money (nice portions).

  • Great experience. A pleasure to walk around, learning more about the beautiful world we live in. I was expecting more of the falcon feeding time. 3.20 pm. I took my 13 year old grandson to see and hear about falcons during feeding time. Food was quickly given and nothing else happend. My expectations might have been to high because I saw a falcon feeding display in a different country some years ago. Feeding/flying them/watching up close/breeding info/life expectancy/types of falcons. Etc. Other than that my and my grandson loved the visit to willow bank.

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