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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Maori Concert and Dinner

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Key facts

Where: Christchurch , New Zealand Duration: 4.5 hours

Highlights

  • See what kiwis get up to after dark at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • A great family night out!
  • View thrilling Maori performance including the famous′Haka′
  • Enjoy delicious Maori feast made from local ingredients

Overview

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.

Itinerary

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.

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Reviews

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

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Duration

4.5 hours

Start time

Start time: 1600h (4:00pm)
Duration: 4.5 hours

Meeting point

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.)

Ending point

You will be dropped back at your hotel in Christchurch.

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Return transportation in a coach
  • English-speaking driver/ guide
  • Live commentary
  • Maori concert (“KoTane”)
  • 5 course buffet dinner at Willowbank Restaurant
  • Guided walk at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • City tour

Exclusions

  • Beverages

Please note

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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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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  • "New Zealand experience" 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...
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