What we do
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch is one of the top New Zealand visitor attractions where you will experience New Zealand wildlife first hand and learn about the diversity of this country's natural environment and history.
Willowbank prides itself on its conservation and rehabilitation of rare & endangered New Zealand species.
We invite you to watch, touch and feed our unique native wildlife, become friends with our farm animals and learn about the introduced pests that have influenced New Zealand's bio-diversity.
Your trip to New Zealand will not be complete without seeing the New Zealand kiwi bird - at Willowbank, our kiwis are housed in an open and natural enclosure allowing you incredible viewing. After dark the breeding pairs can be viewed outside under the stars (a world first). "Your Kiwi Guarantee" is our guarantee that all visitors will enjoy a kiwi experience. Kiwi viewing, kiwi hospitality and kiwi cuisine.
For those nocturnal, come after dark and experience the Ko Tane Maori Cultural Performance and New Zealand Wildlife Tour at night. Or join us under the sun, for an outstanding day of family entertainment and education.
Willowbank has an award winning Christchurch restaurant. Lunch and dinner of sumptuous New Zealand cuisine is served daily. Cafe and a children's menu is available during the day. Reservations for evening meals are essential.