A cross between a zoo, conservation reserve and farmyard petting zoo Willowbank is a great place for the whole family. You can have a sitdown meal, purchase snacks or on weekends buy icecreams and enjoy pony rides amongst all the sights.
A must visit especially for families while in Christchurch. Heaps of NZ native animals and way more!
Willowbank is a local zoo/petting zoo. Its not the cheapest place to go (If you are around for longer its definitely worth to buy a year pass) but an awesome experience. You can feed and pet lots of animals and even see a Kiwi bird in real life! If you are lucky you may also be around for a Haka…
“ Discover a variety of engaging special exhibitions at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Galleries Explore the Museum’s galleries and discover New Zealand’s military aviation history through engaging stories and artefacts. Displays Discover and reflect on New Zealand’s military aviation history through a range of displays in the museum. Memorials Reflect on the service and sacrifice of thousands of Kiwis who have served with the Air Force through the years of war and peace. Open daily from 10am to 5pm (except Christmas Day) Entry to the Museum is free, donations are appreciated. 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram”
“9am - 1pm Saturdays 16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton Having started in 2003 we are Christchurch's largest Saturday Farmers' Market and we are located in the beautiful and historic grounds of Riccarton House and Bush. ”
“Best time to visit is at night with some fish and chips on the beach. Pier lights up different colours at night. ”