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Orana Wildlife Park

#15 of 233 things to do in Christchurch Features Animals
Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-359 7109
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Visit with family and husband

Awesome place to enjoy a day out in the beautiful Canterbury fresh air and sunshine. Stunning... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Fun, but a bit sparse

The kids liked it, and the playground is a good touch. The enclosure and attraction signage and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Toowoomba, Australia
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Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-359 7109
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome place to enjoy a day out in the beautiful Canterbury fresh air and sunshine. Stunning displays and environment for all the animals who are preciously taken care of. Affordable prices and helpful friendly staff and service. Simply the Best AAAA+++

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The kids liked it, and the playground is a good touch. The enclosure and attraction signage and organisation can be a little vague. You can be having a good look form an animal, and then eventually get to a sign that says it's vacant (at...More

Thank Eddedd
Reviewed 6 days ago

Going to Orana Park is a great family day,a must for everyone who visits Christchurch or lives here. The animals are great to see especially the gorillas and being able to feed the giraffes is great for the children to take part in. I go...More

Thank hotts2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well look after place. We had a amazing afternoon with pur little girl. They have a little cafe with friendly staff but the food looks good but is not great. Thanks

Thank andrewenoemiaf
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend a visit here. We went with 5 adults and 3 children aged 3, 5 and 7. We all had a brilliant time and the kids loved running around and seeing all the animals. They got to see the lions being fed which...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took two nieces (12 and 10), their parents, and ourselves as uncle and aunt. Long strolls through open park like areas, with a range of NZ and overseas animals in their compounds. Something more than a zoo - tigers and lions in almost savannah...More

Thank Thorndon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a drizzly wet Sunday and it felt like we had the entire park to ourselves, Went to the various feeding times that are clearly outlined by park staff & the map pamphlet we were given. The lions were amazing munching out on...More

1  Thank HapiTraveller57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sad for the price. Needs some work on the enclosures. Not the best Zoo in New Zealand. More funds for them would be nice.

1  Thank SamuelCase
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with high hopes, and it was alright but definitely a let down. Many of the exhibits were empty, and enclosures appear to need some work. Won't be back in any rush! The animals were lovely to look at though.

2  Thank Harriet D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an avid zoo goer I have seen them all. This as bad as it gets. The tiger enclosure and the great apes exhibit should be closed. Some animals were presented well. At $34.00 each save your money and stop supporting the display of animals...More

1  Thank WaynoLithuania
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Hi, do you sell gift vouchers? I would like to give these as xmas gifts
9 October 2016|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes i believe gift vouchers are available
how easy is it to get to the park from the airport. Public transport - have no car. Are the gorillas on display ?
12 June 2016|
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Response from TravellingPal | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there is public transport from the airport. I had a rental car. Check the airport website for possible transportation.
Do you recommend a visit for people who can't walk very far?
27 December 2015|
Response from nathan531 |
Yes, certainly. Regular animal feeds occur throughout the day which break up the walking distance. A shuttle tours people around the zoo (note it operates like a bus and doesn't wait at the animal exhibits but operates... More