Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Christchurch
The Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch developed out of a love and respect for the wildlife and environment. The natural setting, authenticity of displays along with the conservation and preservation goals makes Willowbank a uniquely intimate and satisfying experience.
Embark on a journey through the history of New Zealand.
Visitors will get to see first hand impact of introduced species in “Wild NZ” meet old livestock breeds in “Heritage NZ” and learn their future. Experience native wildlife in “Natural NZ”.
Close encounters of the ‘wildlife kind’ are a Willowbank trademark. Visitors can feed the wild eels or relate to the lemur. Also get the chance to make friends with the livestock breeds unique to New Zealand.
Listen to the Kiwi as it forages by your feet in the ‘forest by night’
Get to know New Zealand’s national icon.The Kiwi tour is a 45 minute guided tour that gives the customer a personal journey through the challenges facing New Zealand’s unique wildlife.
Also available a Kiwi Breeding Tour that is an hour long experience located in the Kiwi Breeding Center where eggs are incubated that have been taken from the wild, chicks are cared for then returned back to the wild.
Ko Tane Maori Experience and Guided Kiwi Tour
Discover Tane Mahuta, the Maori God of the Forest and learn how the Pre-European Maori lived in the South Island of New Zealand and how New Zealand’s culture has grown.
Enjoy a Hangi Meal that has been cooked underground. That is served in Willowbanks restaurant with windows facing the wildlife park.
Ko Tane Maori Experience and Guided Kiwi Tour – SAVE $30 per person,
$165 book through Greymouth i-SITE and pay $135 per person!!
Daily performance at 5.30pm (subject to change). Dress is casual and warm. FREE pick up from central locations.
Bookings are essential during Summer Season Nov- March
Contact The Team At Greymouth i-SITE
Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH