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50% of all reserve entry fees will be donated to the rehabilitation and preservation of bushfire-affected animals in Australia.Join us this weekend and 50% of your entry fee will be donated to WIRES which is a wildlife rehabilitation organisation in Australia, who are working hard to save bush fire-affected native Australian animals.

Plus: Willowbank will donate a further $10 000!


It is Elegregoe’s final days of performances – 11am and 1pm – finishes Sunday.

Join us for Elgregoe’s final performances this weekend!50% of all reserve entry fees will be donated to the rehabilitation and preservation of bushfire-affected animals in Australia.We hope you’re as excited as our friend Cedric the sulphur-crested cockatoo!

Posted by Willowbank Wildlife Reserve on Thursday, 23 January 2020


The Magic of Wildlife

With the Amazing Elgregoe

Experience the magic of wildlife these school holidays!

The Amazing Elgregoe will be performing at Willowbank twice daily from 27 December – 26 January.

Shows occur at 11am and 1pm daily, and are suitable for animal and magic-lovers of all ages.

Join us for a show that is just as magnificent as the amazing animals and birds of Willowbank!



Animal FeedingBuy farmyard food, bird food, eel food and fish food to hand feed the animals and birds.

Cost: $3 per bag

Or watch and learn as our keepers feed:

Eels 12.45pm

Capybara 1.00pm

Gibbons 1.10pm

Lemurs 1.20pm

Keas 1.30pm

Ferret & Falcon 3.20pm

Lemur Encounter

This is a great opportunity to get up close to these amazing animals as you enter their enclosure and help the keeper feed the lemurs their lunch. You will learn lots about the lemurs natural habitat and behaviour whilst interacting and taking photos with these special primates.

  • Daily at 1.30pm
  • Encounter lasts approx. 20 minutes
  • Maximum of 6 people per Encounter
  • Children 6 – 9 years 1 supervising adult to 2 children
  • 10 – 14 years 1 supervising adult to 4 children
  • $30 per adult and $15 per child (in addition to entry)

Click Here to View Full Lemur Encounter Guidelines

Donkey Rides

From 11am until 3pm on weekends and school holidays, weather permitting

Maximum height is 1.2m

Cost: $3.50 per ride

Junior Keeper

For children aged 10-14 years who love animals!

School holidays between 10.30am—2.30pm

A behind the scenes experience into life as a Keeper.  Work alongside one of our keepers to help with the feeding, watering of our animals and birds and cleaning their enclosures.  Be ready to have heaps of fun in a very hands-on way.

Cost: $70 per child, lunch and a Willowbank hat

Bookings essential

Either pop in to make your booking or call Alysha on
359 6226 ext 714 (payment required at time of booking)

Bookings for July School holidays must be made via:

Guided Tours

An informative guided tour around our native area including kea, kiwi etc.

  • Daily at 4.30pm
  • 45 minutes
  • $11 per adult, $5 per child (in addition to entry)
  • Booking recommended



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