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Christchurch short break getaway, staycation for family & friends

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Takahe standing in a shallow pool at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch Takahe standing in a shallow pool at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a  great place for encouraging an understanding of the kiwi with no glass between the kiwi and the public.

Kiwi Breeding

  • Part of Operation Nest Egg
  • Willowbank incubates eggs for up to 4 species of kiwi – Ōkarito Rowi, Haast Tokoeka, Great Spotted and North Island Brown
  • Record of 100 eggs incubated in one season and over 600 kiwi re-released to the wild to date

The farmyard section invites children to interact with animals. Qualmark gold standard NZ tourism venture.

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