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COVID-19 Response - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Restaurant

COVID-19 Response


While New Zealand is in Alert Level 1, Willowbank is open as usual. Our opening hours are 9:30am – 5pm.

At Willowbank, the welfare of our staff, wildlife, and visitors is paramount, which is why we have implemented increased safety measures following advice from the Ministry of Health.

We have increased our cleaning and sanitation procedures.
There are extra hand sanitizing stations provided for visitor use.

Please DO NOT visit if you are feeling unwell!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make a booking to visit Willowbank?

No, you do not need to book ahead in order to visit. Willowbank is open, and tickets can be purchased either online or at the reception area upon arrival.


If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our admin staff on 03 359 6226.

We look forward to welcoming you to Willowbank!

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