Entry ticket

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Day Entry Ticket

Entry ticket

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Day Entry Ticket

From US$ 20.13 per person

Visit the only place to see New Zealand's 'Big 5' native wildlife, including the famous kiwi bird, all in one location! Get up close and personal with over 50 different wildlife species.

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Duration 4 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at native kiwi birds in the nocturnal house with no glass to hinder your view
  • Encounter New Zealand's 'Big 5' (kea, kaka, takahe, tuatara and kiwi) closer than ever before
  • Enjoy a unique farm experience and hand-feed animals as you wander the grounds
Full description
Get up close and personal with New Zealand native wildlife at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. The wildlife park and nature reserve is located 5 minutes drive from Christchurch Airport and 20 minutes drive from Christchurch CBD. Set in a natural environment with a great variety of wildlife species, Willowbank is suitable for all ages. Learn about New Zealand's endangered wildlife and Willowbank's continuing involvement in conservation. Walk through the massive kea enclosure to meet the worlds only alpine parrot, check out the world's only living dinosaur (tuatara), one of the rarest birds in the world (takahe) and a rare bush parrot (kaka). Be sure to visit the specially constructed viewing facility where you are guaranteed to see kiwi with no glass to hinder your view! Relax at the onsite cafe and bar, before, during or after exploring the reserve. Take a break overlooking the deer paddock. During winter, enjoy the ambience of the roaring open fire! 
  • Entry ticket to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
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    Meeting point

    Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, 60 Hussey Road, Northwood, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The Kiwi Nocturnal House is open from 10:30 AM daily
    • Food for hand feeding can be purchased for a small cost on the day for the farm animals, wild eels and birds as you wander the grounds
    • Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult
    • Weather-appropriate clothing and sensible footwear are recommended
    • Open daily from 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM, except Christmas Day we are closed
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 14 reviews

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    We got to see Kiwis! The feedings were fun and informative and the keepers knowledgeable.

    February 14, 2023

    November 25, 2022

    Very tidy clean well organized really enjoyed our wanderings and feeding the bird's and animals. Lovely Cafe too.

    October 3, 2022

    Product ID: 166385