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What's On - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Restaurant

What’s On

From the 5th of April 2022, vaccine passes will no longer be required for entry to Willowbank.

Junior Keeper Program

For children aged 10-14 years who love animals!

A behind-the-scenes experience into life as a Keeper. Work alongside one of our keepers to help feed and care for our animals. Be ready to have heaps of fun in a very hands-on way.

Timing – Selected days during School Holidays

Duration – 10:30am – 2:30pm

Cost – $80 per child (includes lunch and a Willowbank hat)

Conditions – This activity is all-weather and sometimes messy so come dressed appropriately.

Closed-toe shoes must be worn.


Feeding Times

Feeding times are currently on-hold under the orange/red traffic light framework.

Watch the Willowbank Keepers feed our animals daily at the following times and get some great photos!

12:35pm – Eels

12:50pm – Kea

1:00pm – Otters

1:15pm – Gibbons


Animal Food

If you’re wanting to hand-feed some animals yourself during a visit to Willowbank, farmyard food is available for

purchase and is located adjacent to our ticket desk in the main building. There you will also find bird food, eel food, and fish food.

Cost – $3 per bag or $4 per cup

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