Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Tickets

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5.02 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Wide array of NZ & exotic animals
Amazing views of Christchurch
Kiwis, Lemurs, Monkeys & much more
Combines wildlife with NZ culture
View the New Zealand's ‘Big 5’
Meet the giant Clydesdale, Miniature Horses

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Wed, Jun 26, 2024

What you can expect

Buy your tickets online to Christchurch's favourite animal park, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, and see all of New Zealand's best animals up close! Boasting one of the widest arrays of native NZ wildlife in the country, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve offers visitors an in-depth look at these delicate and cute creatures in their natural environments - many of which are true New Zealand icons such as Kea, Tuatara, and, of course, Kiwi birds. Ideal for adults and families alike, at Willowbank Reserve you'll be able to make your own way around the park in a pleasant environment that gives the animals freedom and allows you to feed them right out of your hand!

In addition to the NZ animals, see creatures from all over the globe including monkeys, lemurs, llamas and much more. Located in a spot that gives great views over Christchurch and its lovely surrounds, home to friendly, passionate staff who are always willing to provide help and insight into the behaviours of the animals, and set out over an expansive, 7 hectare area full of the rare and the exotic from both NZ and abroad, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is one of the Christchurch region's true "must-do's". If you're after a full day of animal entertainment, grab your tickets to Willowbank Reserve here today!


What you need to know

  • General admission to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • View the New Zealand's ‘Big 5’ the kiwi, the bush parrot the kākā, the ancient tuatara, cheeky kea and very rare takahē
  • Visit New Zealand’s ‘Rare Breed’ farm animals, with the background depicting the colonial agriculture of New Zealand early farming years
  • Meet the giant Clydesdale, Miniature Horses, rare breeds of Goats and Sheep, the famous Kune Kune Pigs, the rare Auckland Island Pigs, Llamas, Cattle and much more
  • Get a ‘hands on’ experience and is always popular with visitors with Deer, Wallabies, Otters, Lemurs and Gibbons
  • 45 Minute guided tour of the New Zealand area which displays many NZ birds and animals. We guarantee you will see a Kiwi, often in very close proximity
  • Animal and bird food is sold at the front counter for the opportunity to feed certain animals in the designated feeding area
Operating Hours
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is open 9.30am - 5pm daily
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking 
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience 
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction 
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control 
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher 
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements 

Recent reviews

52 reviews

Amazing experience! And it's not too far from the city.

The park and the animals are very well kept, the staff was always friendly and food from the café is not bad either. I had a great day feeding all the farm animals and learning more about the New Zealand's unique species. Sadly the Kiwi habitat is very dark and no photos are allowed but it's worth the visit if you never saw one before.

Leticia Lucindo about 2 years ago

I absolutely loved my time at Willowbank

I absolutely loved my time at Willowbank! Although it rained on our visit we still had a great time as we had the park to ourselves for a majority of the time. Feeding the deers was a joy and seeing the range of animals that live and visit the park was lovely. It was great to see some native New Zealand animals including Kea birds, Tuatara's and of course, Kiwis! The staff were incredibly friendly and told us if we don't spot the kiwis ourselves to come back and ask a ranger for help as you're guaranteed kiwi sightings during your visit. The staff were all incredibly helpful and the cafe was the perfect place to rest after a cold, wet few hours exploring the large park. I highly recommend this park!

Brittney over 7 years ago
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience