3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

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  • Location:Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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 Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, where you’ll see a great variety of birds and animals, both native to and introduced to New Zealand, continue your evening with an exciting Maori cultural experience at Ko Tane.

Highlights

  • Receive a traditional Maori welcome and enjoy an evening filled with culture and entertainment
  • Enjoy a buffet dinner
  • Watch a Maori concert
  • See the sights of Christchurch at night on a guided tour
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Christchurch

What You Can Expect

Best Willowbank Dinner and Maori Concert from Christchurch


Your tour will commence with a courtesy pickup from your Christchurch accommodation and following a short transfer, you will arrive at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Here you’ll join a guided Kiwi wildlife tour with a knowledgeable and passionate park warden. Enjoy an up-close encounter with many native and introduced birds and animals while you listen to interesting facts and stories. See New Zealand’s national bird – the kiwis – in their natural habitat. This endangered species is unique to New Zealand!

Next, enjoy a magical experience as you engage with authentic Maori culture. Your memorable evening will see you participating in a series of events that recreate the traditional Maori lifestyle. From the opening Powhiri (or greeting ceremony) to the closing Waiata (songs) you will feel inspired and entertained while admiring a fantastic dance performance and learning how this ancient population lived across centuries. And what better way to conclude your night than with a traditional 4-course Hangi meal at the Willowbank restaurant?

Upon your return to the city, you will be given a guided tour of Christchurch at night before being returned to your accommodation.

Customer Reviews

Vanessa F
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2008

It was brilliant, a wonderful way to experience a bit of New Zealand culture.

Patricia R
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2008

Excellent evening, the Maori concert was great and this was a wonderful experience...would definitely recommend the evening to anyone. Our tour driver was wonderful and it was a really enjoyable evening.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

The tour was very informative , we enjoyed the show , the staff were were very friendly and the meal was generous however not to our liking .

4 star rating: Recommended May 2011

Very enjoyable

Neil S
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended April 2010

The Maori concert was a lot of fun. The meal was OK, but have had better. The Kiwi and Kea experience was excellent!

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2014

Loved seeing the kiwi's and the performance was neat ! We had plenty to eat as well

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2012

we had done this several years ago and this time i found it to be quite disappointing especially the food. there was not enough for the table of ten. i would recommend willow bank to anyone but unfortunately not the concert

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2010

The Maori performance was the best part. The dinner was average. I thought it was going to be a large group of people. The guide for the wildlife tour did not seem like he wanted to be there. And although you barely get to see Kiwi, you don't get any good pictures of them because you can't use a flash. The driver for the tours was excellent though.

Mia F
Australia

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2009

Couldn't see much of the animals as it was dark. Concert was tops! They got everyone involved in the Maori dancing, haka experience.

A L B
United Kingdom

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better March 2009

This was totally not what we expected. We were the only 2 travellers on this tour, and although we joined a larger party at Willowbank, we were seated on our own for the dinner, which was not the Maori style dinner were expecting. The Maori concert, although authentic in parts, was performed in a plastic covered outbuilding, not a traditional setting, and consisted of very few performers. The only saving grace of this tour was the visit to the kiwi house after dark and the setting of live kiwi in an almost wild setting. We could not recommend this tour.
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