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Plan your visit - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Restaurant

Opening Times

Open Daily 9:30am

Closed Christmas Day

Kiwi Nocturnal House open from 10.30am daily

Winter Hours (April-September):

9.30am to 5pm

Summer Hours (October-March):

9.30am to 7pm

6pm close on New Years Eve – 31 December

 

Map of Reserve

Click here to download the map of reserve.

 

Services & Amenities

Café – open daily with a wide variety of hot & cold food and drinks.

Highchairs – the café has a number of highchairs available for use.

Picnic Areas – bring a picnic to enjoy in one of the picnic areas within the reserve.

Gifts & Souvenirs – we stock NZ souvenirs including a wide range of jade and bone along with giftware to suit all ages.

Toilets – in the main building and behind the farmyard. Baby changing and disabled facilities available in both.

Umbrellas – available for complimentary use from the main desk.

Mobility Scooter – we have one mobility scooter available for hire. Please call to book.

Storage – available in the main building for luggage.

Getting here

Willowbank is 5 minutes from Christchurch Airport and 20 minutes from Christchurch CBD.

Get Directions

 

By Car

Willowbank is well sign posted, please use the map above for directions.

By Bus

Public bus number 107 stops outside Willowbank and can be caught from Northlands Shopping Mall in Papanui.

Parking

Willowbank has a large car park providing plenty of free off-street parking with two accessible car parks close to the main building for vehicles displaying a current mobility parking permit.​​​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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