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Open from 9.30am daily

 until  7pm (last entry 6pm)

 only closed Christmas Day

Our Nocturnal House open from 10.30am daily for guaranteed kiwi viewing with no glass!


Willowbank is great fun for the whole family with lots of animals to hand feed and donkey rides available on weekends and school holidays.


Our newly refurbished cafe provides a wide selection of homemade food and espresso coffees and offers a unique setting just for a coffee or lunch with friends or family.








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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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