Open Daily 9:30am. Closed Christmas Day
Kiwi Nocturnal House open from 10.30am daily
Summer Hours (October-March):
Monday -Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am to 6pm
Winter Hours (April-September):
9.30am to 5pm
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 (subject to availability).
Mobility Scooter – one available to hire for $10 (subject to availability).
Wheelchair – one wheelchair available for complimentary use (subject to availability).
Storage – available in the main building for luggage.
Willowbank is 5 minutes from Christchurch Airport and 20 minutes from Christchurch CBD.
Click here to get Directions
Public bus number 107 stops outside Willowbank and can be caught from Northlands Shopping Mall in Papanui. Save the hassle of finding a park on a busy day and catch a bus – do your bit for the environment!
Feel like some exercise or live locally? Consider cycling to Willowbank. There is a bike stand for your use right at the entrance.
Willowbank is well sign posted, please use the map here for directions.
Willowbank has a free off-street parking with a 100-110 space car park. There are two accessible car parks close to the main building for vehicles displaying a current mobility parking permit.