Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Limited

Experience close up viewing of breeding pairs of New Zealand kiwi by day & night. See our national symbol, the New Zealand Kiwi up close - no glass or barriers. 100% Kiwi viewing guarantee.


Your trip to New Zealand will not be complete without seeing the kiwi bird. At Willowbank our kiwis are housed in an open & natural enclosure allowing you incredible viewing. After dark the breeding pairs can be viewed outside under the stars.

The kiwi area covers an outdoor open area and is home to several breeding pairs of kiwi. Rarely seen during the day, these birds are very active at night-time and readily viewed under the lights. The juvenile kiwi can be viewed in a huge nocturnal house. At any one time there are 8 to 10 birds in this area. These are North Island Brown Kiwi that have been bred at Willowbank.

Other native birdlife includes Paradise Duck, Keas, Brown Teal, Blue Duck, Moorpork, Kakariki, wood pigeon (kereru).

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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Limited, 60 Hussey Road, Harewood, Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.

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