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“Must go with Little children”

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
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US$19.85*
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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Day Entry
Ranked #14 of 260 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: See Kiwi in a natural environment - there is no glass! Get close to Kea, Tuatara and other native icons. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is also home to introduced and exotic breeds. Make your own way around the park and animals will eat right out of your hand. Willowbank is open from 9.30Am daily - kiwis are able to be viewed from 10.30am until close.
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We had our annual pass when our child was 2 and it was great having it!! Whenever we had nothing to do on the weekend, we visited here and feed the animals. All the animals are well fed (as you would expect) and well looked after. Children between 0-5 must visit there and it worth it to have the annual pass as its only the price of 2 visits!!
The animal foods are from $3 and can feed deer, wallabies etc. and eels too!!
Restaurant/cafe and souvenir shop right next to the reception. Bathrooms are next to the souvenir shop only, so will have to come back here everytime your kids needs to go.
Great to pack up your own lunches and have it at the pony ride lawn area, they have some picnic tables as well as some play area for the kids:)

Just note to avoid the raining days as it gets a little muddy, slipperly and cold.
AND watch out on the Kea Birds, they are very friendly and and comes very close to you, but sometimes they decide to destroy your shoes and land on your head!lol

Thank YUI387
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

very well maintained wildlife reserve with a lot of different animals. lots of new zealand birds though out the reserve from kea, tui but the most remarkable of all is the kiwi. this is the best place to see a kiwi in new eland i been to a lot of other attractions while i was in new zealand and this was the only place i actually got to see one.

Thank James C
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Llamas with perms. Llamas with meth mouth. Lemurs doing yoga in the sun.
Something for everyone! Don’t miss it. Spectacular kiwi experience.

Thank unclesheepskin
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This Christchurch attraction is okay, but won't knock you out. The primary attraction is a show about Maori culture featuring highly talented, energetic, and engaging performers. Still, animals (mostly imported, as New Zealand has no native mammals) and birds are always fun to see.

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Well maintained wildlife reserve. You get to see Kiwis right at the end but there are extraordinary birds shown along the reserve. A great adventure!

Thank Anahita A
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