This enchanting evening excursion combines exciting animals, stunning Maori cultural displays, great food and a city night tour.
Enjoy the sights of Christchurch at night combining a tour of the city with Willowbank Wildlife Reserve where you will be treated to a truly memorable Maori cultural performance, a tour of the Wildlife Reserve and a 5-course buffet dinner.
You will be picked up from your hotel at around 1600h (4:00pm) in a comfortable coach and driven to the delightful Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. On the way your driver will tell you about points of interest you see.
The tour starts at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve where you will be formally greeted by the Concert group, dressed in native costume. Willowbank is famous for its kiwi conservation programme and you will learn more about these fascinating ground-dwelling birds and also meet other animals, both native and introduced.
Then sit back and enjoy a Maori cultural performance, “KoTane consisting of action songs, poi dances and haka. The art of poi involves swinging tethered weights through a range of rhythmical and geometric patterns. Haka, performed by the New Zealand rugby teams before their matches, is a traditional ancestral war cry or dance. It involves vigorous movements and stamping of the feet accompanied by rhythmic shouts.
Following the performance, enjoy a wonderful 5-course buffet dinner in the Willowbank Restaurant. After dinner you will be taken on a tour of the Reserve where you will see Kiwis in the open, Eels, Keas, Deer, Possums and other birds and animals both native and introduced to New Zealand.
You will board your vehicle and enjoy a guided tour of Christchurch at night, prior to being dropped back at your accommodation.
From the time we were collected from our hotel until the time we were returned we had a marvelous experience. Seeing the native New Zealand birdlife, especially the Kiwi, was... Gary Parmeter
Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Start time: 1600h (4:00pm)
Duration: 4.5 hours
Your hotel in Christchurch City.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
You will be dropped back at your hotel in Christchurch.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Children 0-2 years free of charge if not occupying a seat.
This tour needs a minimum 2 clients to run. If the minimum requirement is not met either a full refund would be provided or alternate day would be allocated.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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