Willowbank Dinner and Maori Concert from Christchurch

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Willowbank Dinner and Maori Concert from Christchurch
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Immerse yourself in the fascinating life of New Zealand and enjoy two of the most popular attractions in Christchurch! After a guided tour of the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, where you’ll see a great variety of birds and animals, both native to and introduced to New Zealand, continue your evening with an exciting Maori cultural experience at Ko Tane.
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In Brief

Location:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Dinner included
All entrance fees included
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Overview
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Your tour will commence with a courtesy pickup from your Christchurch accommodation and following a short transfer, you will arrive at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Here you’ll join a guided Kiwi wildlife tour with a knowledgeable and passionate park warden. Enjoy seeing many native and introduced birds and animals while you listen to interesting facts and stories. See New Zealand’s national bird – the kiwis – in their natural habitat. This endangered species is unique to New Zealand!

Next, enjoy a magical experience as you engage with authentic Maori culture. Your memorable evening will see you participating in a series of events that recreate the traditional Maori lifestyle. From the opening Powhiri (or greeting ceremony) to the closing Waiata (songs) you will feel inspired and entertained while admiring a fantastic dance performance and learning how this ancient population lived across centuries. And what better way to conclude your night than with a traditional 4-course Hangi meal at the Willowbank restaurant?

Upon your return to the city, you will be given a guided tour of Christchurch at night before being returned to your accommodation.

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Dinner - Buffet dinner
  • Willowbank nature reserve tour
  • Maori concert
  • Christchurch city highlights night tour
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Time

4:00 PM

Departure Point

Tour departs from selected Christchurch hotels

Returns To

Tour concludes at your Christchurch hotel, or alternatively, you can be dropped at the Christchurch Casino, at approximately 8:30pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 3.67 out of 5 based on the last 12 recent reviews

Have done this twice and both times it was very interesting. The second time was a little different but still very good. The food was good too and staff were very friendly. Great to see the live kiwis in their specially created habitat. A wonderful way to spend an evening
• Submitted 21 Mar 2017
The Willowbank Wildlife Reserve was very interesting with lots of unique animals and the personal tour was really nice. The Maori concert was fun and the dinner was really good.
• Submitted 22 Feb 2016
Excellent evening, the Maori concert was great and this was a wonderful experience...would definitely recommend the evening to anyone. Our tour driver was wonderful and it was a really enjoyable evening.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2008
It was brilliant, a wonderful way to experience a bit of New Zealand culture.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2008
The tour was very informative , we enjoyed the show , the staff were were very friendly and the meal was generous however not to our liking .
• Submitted 10 Jun 2013
Very enjoyable
• Submitted 16 May 2011
The Maori concert was a lot of fun. The meal was OK, but have had better. The Kiwi and Kea experience was excellent!
• Submitted 06 Apr 2010
Loved seeing the kiwi's and the performance was neat ! We had plenty to eat as well
• Submitted 18 Mar 2014
we had done this several years ago and this time i found it to be quite disappointing especially the food. there was not enough for the table of ten. i would recommend willow bank to anyone but unfortunately not the concert
• Submitted 11 Jan 2012
The Maori performance was the best part. The dinner was average. I thought it was going to be a large group of people. The guide for the wildlife tour did not seem like he wanted to be there. And although you barely get to see Kiwi, you don't get any good pictures of them because you can't use a flash. The driver for the tours was excellent though.
• Submitted 02 Jun 2010
Couldn't see much of the animals as it was dark. Concert was tops! They got everyone involved in the Maori dancing, haka experience.
• Submitted 06 Dec 2009
This was totally not what we expected. We were the only 2 travellers on this tour, and although we joined a larger party at Willowbank, we were seated on our own for the dinner, which was not the Maori style dinner were expecting. The Maori concert, although authentic in parts, was performed in a plastic covered outbuilding, not a traditional setting, and consisted of very few performers. The only saving grace of this tour was the visit to the kiwi house after dark and the setting of live kiwi in an almost wild setting. We could not recommend this tour.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2009

In Brief

Location:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Dinner included
All entrance fees included
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included