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    Wildlife closer than
    ever before

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    New Zealand’s endangered species

Opening Hours: 

9.30am – 5pm everyday except Christmas Day, when we are closed.

Opening Hours: 

9.30am – 5pm everyday except Christmas Day, when we are closed.

Check out some of our amazing activities! Nowhere else in New Zealand will you find such a wide range of New Zealand wildlife so close to you.
NZ's Famous Kiwi

Willowbank is home to one of New Zealand's best displays of native species! Read more
Add a Fun Encounter

Add to your Willowbank experience with a lemur encounter or a guided tour! Read more
Children's Fun at Willowbank

Find out about the fun things children can do at Willowbank Read more
Kid's Birthday Parties

Find out about having children's birthday parties at Willowbank. Read more
Enjoy the Cafe and Restaurant

Experience our newly refurbished cafe and restaurant, where you can enjoy a NZ inspired menu Read more
Experience Māori Culture

Actively participate in Māori cultural experiences with our Ko Tāne and Waka on Avon products Read more
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve - Christchurch, New Zealand

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This is what we do here at Willowbank...

Public Animal Feeds
Family fun!
Pet and hand-feed many of our animals
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