Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

CHRISTCHURCH: Bring the family for a real ‘hands on’ experience. Visit the farmyard where you can feed and pet sheep, cows, horses, pigs and kids can even ride a donkey. Don’t forget the cheeky keas, wood pigeons, eels, monkeys, wallabies, llamas, otters and much more. And of course the best display of kiwis in New Zealand.
CHRISTCHURCH: Willowbank is a leading tourist attraction in Christchurch and a fantastic place for a fun family day out as the range of experiences ensures there is something for everyone.

Check out our full range of Children's Programmes from feeding the animals to donkey rides, birthday parties and more.

For the little ones ‘Heritage NZ’ provides an ‘up close’ experience where you are able to feed and even touch a range of delightful animals including kune kune (pigs), rare breeds of sheep and cattle, clydesdale, miniature horses, goats, sheep and much more.

‘Wild NZ’ caters for the young at heart with wallabies, capuchin monkeys, otters, gibbons, ring tailed lemurs and many exotic birds.

‘Natural NZ’ is where you are guaranteed to see kiwi and many other native birds & reptiles within a wonderful natural environment.

The older children will enjoy the wonder of spotting kiwi in an open and natural environment and learn about introduced pests, New Zealand’s natural history and will (we promise!) be captivated by the huge range of fascinating wildlife.

When you’re all worn out, pop into the café and refresh yourselves. Willowbank has an a la carte menu and extensive snacks daily in a magical setting overlooking the deer.

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