New Zealand’s most comprehensive themed wildlife park, the Willowbank experience tells the story of our country’s natural heritage. Using pioneering and innovative display techniques, with an emphasis on creating a natural environment, as well as an up-close and personal interactive experience, Willowbank showcases one of New Zealand’s best displays of native species. Willowbank was the first to open a glass-free nocturnal house for kiwi in a natural environment, guaranteeing viewings every time.
With three different sections of animals, you will not be able to find such a large variety of NZ wildlife anywhere else. Stay till the late afternoon for an informative guided tour around the native area of Willowbank. Get even closer with some native wildlife such as the kea and kiwi.
Winter (April - September)
0930 - 1700 hrs
Summer (October - March)
0930 - 1900 hrs (1800hrs close on NYE, 31 December)
*Guided kiwi tour commences at 1630hrs daily, and lasts for 45 minutes.
How to Use
Please present your voucher upon entry on the day of your visit.
Upon purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher shortly. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
60 Hussey Rd, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
Willowbank is 5 minutes from Christchurch Airport and 20 minutes from Christchurch CBD. For directions, please click here.