Open Daily 9:30am
Closed Christmas Day
Kiwi Nocturnal House open from 10.30am daily
Winter Hours (April-September):
9.30am to 5pm
9.30am to 7pm
New Years Eve: 6pm close (31 December)
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.
Wheelchair – we have one wheelchair available for hire. Please call to book.
Storage – available in the main building for luggage.
Willowbank is 5 minutes from Christchurch Airport and 20 minutes from Christchurch CBD.
Willowbank is well sign posted, please use the map above for directions.
Public bus number 107 stops outside Willowbank and can be caught from Northlands Shopping Mall in Papanui.
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.