Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Ko Tane - The Maori Experience, Christchurch

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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Ko Tane - The Maori Experience, Christchurch

Ko Tane Maori Cultural Performance is at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve - home of New Zealand’s “Big 5” – the iconic Kiwi, the cheeky mountain parrot the Kea, Kaka – a rare bush parrot, the previously thought extinct Takahe and the ancient Tuatara. 

Ko Tane is a Maori Cultural Experience located at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Enjoy an 'up close and personal' guided tour of native New Zealand. Or explore the whole Reserve at your leisure before dusk.

You'll be enchanted by the Main Land's (South Island) Premier Maori Cultural Experience in its natural surrounding and delighted by the extensive display of native, birds, animals and fish that make up New Zealand's Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.

The Ko Tane Maori Experience consists of:

  • Maori Welcome (Powhiri)
  • Maori Cultural Performance
  • Guided tour of our Interactive Maori Village
  • Wildlife Evening Tour
  • Hangi Meal
  • Free transport from city centre

Welcome (Powhiri)
Be welcomed onto our Pa (village) with a powerful challenge by our fearsome warrior. Enter onto the Pa site with a haka powhiri of welcome. Hear the Maori chief welcome you in our native language.

Cultural Performance and Entertainment
Relax and enjoy an informative interactive and joy-filled evening as our Maori people entertain you with unforgettable traditional dancing. Learn the haka or poi dance. Feel the emotions of our Waiata Aroha (love songs).

Maori Village and Nature Tour
Learn and see how the Maori People existed before the arrival of European technology. See and learn the ancient arts of the Maori Hunter. Come face to face with some of the oldest animals and reptiles on the planet and the importance that they had on an ancient people.

Hangi meal
Enjoy the experience of food cooked underground. This method of cooking is still used in many ‘maraes’ and used for celebration

Willowbank/Ko Tane Hours

Reserve Open From 9.30am to 7.00pm October – April. 9.30am – 5.00pm May - September
Ko Tane Check-in Time 5.15pm

Guided NZ Tour check in time 4.20pm
Ages: Adult (15 years & over). Child (5 to 14 years inclusive)

*Enquire available nights for Ko Tane on info@willowbank.co.nz and find booking specials on www.kotane.co.nz

RETAIL RATES  - Valid until 30 Sept 16 (Quoted in NZ$, Subject to Change)

Reserve Entry

  • Adult - $29.50
  • Senior/Student - $24.00          
  • Child U15 - $12
  • Child U5 - Free
  • Family (2A & 3C) - $75.00 (available only at Willowbank reception)

Ko Tane Show and Hangi meal (with Free Transport from Christchurch City Centre)

  • Adult - $135.00
  • Senior/Student - $100.00
  • Child U15 - $67.50                        
  • Child U5 - Free
  • Family (2A & 3C) - $340.00 (available only at Willowbank reception)

              
Ko Tane Hangi Meal + Reserve Entry + Guided NZ Tour (with Free Night Transport from ChCh City Centre)

  • Adult - $165.00
  • Senior/Student - $125.00                        
  • Child U15 - $80.00                          
  • Child U5 - Free
  • Family (2A & 3C) - $415.00 (available only at Willowbank reception)

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Ko Tane - The Maori Experience, Christchurch Enquiry Form



Address:

60 Hussey Road
Christchurch

Phone: +64 3 359 6226

Fax: +64 3 359 6212

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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Ko Tane - The Maori Experience, Christchurch Enquiry Form