- Monday :9.30-19.00
- Tuesday :9.30-19.00
- Wednesday :9.30-19.00
- Thursday :9.30-19.00
- Friday :9.30-19.00
- Saturday :9.30-19.00
- Sunday :9.30-19.00
Wildlife reserve, zoo. Tourist attraction & visitor activity. Restaurant, cafe, bar.
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife park and nature reserve in Christchurch, New Zealand.
As well as having public displays of various animal species it also carries out conservation of native species including tuatara, kiwi, brown teal, and duvaucel’s gecko. Willowbank also holds the only pair of takahē on display in the South Island of New Zealand outside a Department of Conservation facility.
We are open from 9.30am – 7.00pm
Last entry 6.00pm
For the best kiwi viewing come to Willowbank and see our North Island Brown Kiwi in the nocturnal house. This is open at 10.30am everyday.
Learn of the kiwi breeding work being achieved at Willowbank with a NZ Kiwi Tour or a Kiwi Breeding Tour (seasonal). Embark on a journey through New Zealand. See the impact of introduced species in “Wild NZ”, meet old live-stock breeds in “Heritage NZ” and enjoy our native wildlife in “Natural NZ” and share our hope for their future.