Experience New Zealand’s unique wildlife, Māori culture and cuisine in a native bush setting.
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
With one of the most comprehensive collections of New Zealand native and introduced wildlife in a natural environment Willowbank provides plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with a wide variety of wildlife including guaranteed kiwi viewing.
Wander the reserve at your leisure or for a more personal touch join one of the passionate guides on a tour of our Natural New Zealand area to meet the ‘Big 5’ – kiwi, kākā, tuatara, kea and takahe.
Willowbank’s fully licensed restaurant can offer a wide variety of menus for any occasion.
Ko Tāne Māori Experience
Ko Tāne is the South Island’s premier Māori cultural experience and is set within the wildlife reserve.
This intimate journey includes a powerful pōwhiri, interactive village and entertaining stage performance with the opportunity to try the poi and learn the haka. Combine this experience with a hāngī meal and the wildlife of Willowbank for an unforgettable ‘kiwi’ experience.
Ko Tāne offers a daily performance for up to 80 people with the option to arrange exclusive performances at a time that suits.