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!
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.
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!