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What's On - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Restaurant

What’s On

Animal Feeding Buy 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 Jane 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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