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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Christchurch
  4. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Entry Ticket & Guided Kiwi Tour

Product ID: 167361
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Experience New Zealand's 'Big 5' native wildlife, including a guaranteed kiwi viewing. Get up close and personal with over 50 different wildlife species.Learn about New Zealand's wildlife and conservation from an expert guide.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Encounter native kiwi birds in the nocturnal house with no glass to hinder your view
  • Learn about New Zealand's endangered wildlife on a 45 minute guided tour with guaranteed kiwi-viewing
  • Discover New Zealand's 'Big 5' closer than ever before
Full description
Get up close and personal with New Zealand native wildlife at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Set in a natural environment with a great variety of wildlife species, Willowbank is suitable for all ages. Wander the reserve at your leisure and meet a variety of introduced species including otters, lemurs, and gibbons and enjoy a unique farm experience.

Willowbank is also home of New Zealand's 'Big 5'. Walk through the massive kea enclosure to meet the worlds only alpine parrot, check out the world's only living dinosaur, tuatara, one of the rarest birds in the world, takahe, and a rare bush parrot, kaka. 

At 4:30 PM join a passionate guide for a 45 minute guided tour. Enjoy a personal journey through the challenges facing New Zealand's unique wildlife. Learn about the many conservation projects Willowbank is involved with, in particular saving our national icon. Be guided into the unique nocturnal house where kiwi forage at your feet and are not hidden behind glass.
  • Entry ticket to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • 45 minute guided tour at 4:30 PM
  • Guaranteed kiwi viewing

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Meeting point

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, 60 Hussey Road, Northwood, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Food for hand feeding can be purchased for a small cost on the day for the farm animals, wild eels, and birds as you wander the grounds
• Children aged 14 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult
• Weather appropriate clothing and sensible footwear are recommended
• Open daily from 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM May to September and 7:00 PM October to April; onsite cafe and bar is open from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily
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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Product ID: 167361