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We are open from 9.30am - 5.00pm

Last entry 4.00pm

For the best kiwi viewing come to Willowbank and see our North Island Brown Kiwi in the nocturnal house.  This is open at 10.30am everyday for guaranteed Kiwi viewing.  Guided Tours through "Natural NZ" at 4.30pm.




 Learn of the kiwi breeding work being achieved at Willowbank with a NZ Kiwi Tour or a Kiwi Breeding Tour (seasonal).  Embark on a journey through New Zealand.  See the impact of introduced species in "Wild NZ", meet old live-stock breeds in "Heritage NZ" and enjoy our native wildlife in "Natural NZ" and share our hope for their future.

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When it's time to put aside the serious stuff from work and monkey around with your workmates, then Willowbank is the perfect function venue. At a time when many Christchurch venues are closed, consider the fantastic options Willowbank can provide …

  • Company Picnics & BBQs in the farmyard area

  • Cocktail parties & product launches in our restaurant

  • Midwinter & Christmas Functions

  • Group Dinners

Birthday parties at Willowbank are heaps
of fun. You get to meet the animals and
even get a chance to feed some of them
too. Mums and Dads are very welcome,
and everyone gets a yummy lunch.

Maori Cultural Experience - Ko Tane with Hangi Meal


Be introduced to the unique traditions and history of Maori culture in this interactive experience. Our talented kapa haka group will teach you and entertain you in authentic style.

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The experience includes a Hangi Meal. Ko Tane performances are held at 5.15pm. These can be combined with a 4.30 Guided Kiwi Tour.


School Programmes

We actively encourage school groups to visit us at Willowbank, and we provide a range of children's programmes and educational resources for both the wildlife and the cultural aspects of the attraction.

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