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  • Kiwi Viewing

    guaranteed from 10.30am

  • Family
    Fun

    Wildlife closer than
    ever before

  • Conserving
    NATURE

    Saving and promoting
    New Zealand’s endangered species

  • Join the
    CLUB

    Unlimited annual entry

  • Experience

    Maori
    CULTURE

OPENING HOURS for Spring: 9:30am – 7pm

(Last recommended entry 6pm)

Open every day except Christmas Day. 

6pm close on New Years Eve – 31 December

OPENING HOURS for Spring: 9:30am – 7pm

(Last recommended entry 6pm)

Open every day except Christmas Day. 

6pm close on New Years Eve – 31 December

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 on 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 Ko Tāne

Willowbank is home to the South Island's only Māori cultural experiences and hāngi dinner Read more
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve - Christchurch, New Zealand

Current News

What's happening at Willowbank?
Elgregoe the Magician
27 December to 27 January
Wander the Reserve
Pet and hand feed many of our animals
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