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Willowbank Tour and Maori Concert

by Canterbury Leisure Tours Duration 3h+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is NZ$130

Try & spot the adorable kiwis and witness the powerful dances and songs of the Maori people on your tour of the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Spend your evening learning and interacting with some of the most well-known and celebrated aspects of New Zealand’s proud cultural heritage.

Willowbank, a wildlife reserve and cultural centre on the outskirts of Christchurch. Upon arrival, connect with your tour guide and get introduced to New Zealand’s cutest bird, the kiwi. These pint-sized oddities of the bird world once flourished on the island but are now an endangered species. Spend time exploring Willowbank’s efforts to save the kiwi through protected breeding and other conservation techniques.

When it’s time to say goodbye to your little brown buds, head to Ko Tane, Willowbank’s Maori Cultural experience. This mesmerising production leads you through traditional tribal greetings that start with the powerful blast of a conch shell. Once you’ve been welcomed, witness authentic Maori war dances and hear stories told through energetic songs and dances. Explore the recreated village and see how these native people hunted birds with snares or made goods by weaving together the strong fibres of flax plants.

The final performance marks the end of your Willowbank tour and time to head back, unless you opt to stay and enjoy an authentic Maori hangi-style meal, where food is cooked underground buried atop hot stones.

Try & spot the adorable kiwis and witness the powerful dances and songs of the Maori people on your tour of the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Spend your evening learning and interacting with some of the most well-known and celebrated aspects of New Zealand’s proud cultural heritage.

Willowbank, a wildlife reserve and cultural centre on the outskirts of Christchurch. Upon arrival, connect with your tour guide and get introduced to New Zealand’s cutest bird, the kiwi. These pint-sized oddities of the bird world once flourished on the island but are now an endangered species. Spend time exploring Willowbank’s efforts to save the kiwi through protected breeding and other conservation techniques.

When it’s time to say goodbye to your little brown buds, head to Ko Tane, Willowbank’s Maori Cultural experience. This mesmerising production leads you through traditional tribal greetings that start with the powerful blast of a conch shell. Once you’ve been welcomed, witness authentic Maori war dances and hear stories told through energetic songs and dances. Explore the recreated village and see how these native people hunted birds with snares or made goods by weaving together the strong fibres of flax plants.

The final performance marks the end of your Willowbank tour and time to head back, unless you opt to stay and enjoy an authentic Maori hangi-style meal, where food is cooked underground buried atop hot stones.

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4:00 PM, Willowbank Tour and Maori Concert in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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NZ$130

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4:00 PM, Willowbank Tour and Maori Concert with Dinner in English, includes Food Only

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Includes Dinner at Willowbank

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NZ$235

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Willowbank Tour and Maori Concert

Activity Location

Willowbank

60 Hussey Road Northwood

Christchurch 8051

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Christchurch (Hotel Pickup)

    Christchurch 8241


Highlights

  • Opportunity to see protected habitat of endangered kiwis

  • Expert guides explain kiwi population restoration efforts

  • Immersive Maori cultural experience & demonstrations

  • Chance to explore Maori crafts & hunting techniques

  • Option to enjoy authentic Maori hangi-style 4-course dinner


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of kiwi habitat and Maori cultural experience

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Christchurch hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Dinner unless optional selected


Know Before You Book

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Christchurch hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.