Insider's Guide to Christchurch

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  • Address: 60 Hussey Road
  • Hours: Open daily 9:30am - 10pm
  • Admission: Adults: NZ$25, Children: NZ$10

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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Have a memorable hands-on meeting with New Zealand's unique animals at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Mixing lighthearted entertainment with more serious conservation issues, there are Maori cultural performances in the evening and dinner packages combining a Taste NZ menu and guided tour.

Conservation is key at Willowbank, revealing the negative impact of settlement on New Zealand's wildlife and ecosystems, the lessons learned and the plans for the future.

Visitors meet endangered indigenous species, and learn about the conservation work that's ensuring their survival. Animals encountered include ostrich, emu, capuchin monkeys, turtles, lemurs and gibbons.

The farmyard heritage section of the wildlife park includes Clydesdale horses, pigs, goats and llamas.

Practical Info

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a 15-minute drive north of central Christchurch. The Christchurch Best Attractions Black Bus connects Willowbank with the city center throughout the day.

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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

See the sights of Christchurch when your ship is in Akaroa port, and explore the city on a comprehensive tour. Your Akaroa shore excursion also includes a trip ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.48

Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Visit the International Antarctic Centre and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve on a guided half day tour. Savor a buffet dinner and don't miss your opportunity to ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $160.80

Willowbank Dinner and Maori Concert from Christchurch

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the fascinating life of New Zealand and enjoy two of the most popular attractions in Christchurch! After a guided tour of the ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $164.37

Christchurch Maori Concert and Kiwi Viewing

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

Complete your New Zealand experience with a traditional Maori Concert. On this evening tour from Christchurch, visit the Nga Hau E Wha National Marae, where ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2.5 hrs

From USD $92.90

Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions

4 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Three of the best things to do in Christchurch in one day! See New Zealands military history at the Air Force Museum, with 28 fully restored aircraft ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.34

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