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Orana Wildlife Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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" A great way to spend a half day"

We haven't visited Orana Park for many years, and it was great to see that the attraction has... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sid H
Fabulous wildlife

I was so impressed with the enclosures and the tigers were amazing didnt realise how large they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Delhi, India
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“lion encounter”(98 reviews)
“feeding times”(67 reviews)
Set in 80 hectares within 15 minutes’ drive of Christchurch Airport, Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand’s only open range zoo. We get you up close and personal with the animals. Imagine hand feeding a majestic giraffe; seeing New Zealand's only...more
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793 McLeans Island Road | McLeans Island, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-359 7109
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We haven't visited Orana Park for many years, and it was great to see that the attraction has continued to expand, both in exhibit space as well as innovation. There is plenty of space for animals to move around and the animals themselves all seem...More

Thank Sid H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so impressed with the enclosures and the tigers were amazing didnt realise how large they were!

Thank highsideinn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a few hours to fill in with my teenage son and a friend and Orana Park fitted the bill perfectly. I hadn't been for many years but was very impressed with the setup they have their end the shear size of the place....More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited many zoos / wildlife parks I am always quite critical but am happy to say this one is really very good. The kea walk-through as they were getting ready for feeding and the talk was a highlight. Nothing like a kea sitting on...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A regular adventure whenever we get to Chch, Orana Park always delivers. Wide open spaces and big areas for animals. Feeding times (especially giraffes) are a must. Although there is the free shuttle the best way around is to walk. Get along and support the...More

Thank Totosfamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were invited here with some colleagues, so we were not requires to pay. But even if we were, we would. It was really great. Do not miss the lion feeding time. Even if you can't get in the cage, go watch. You will be...More

1  Thank Atefeh V
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Great, sprawling zoo! We were a little disappointed that the lion feeding encounter wasn't available. The little buggy train to take you around to see the whole zoo was invaluable (and FREE!) - I'd highly recommend doing that as soon as you enter if you're...More

Thank tuesdaygrlnz
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Spent the day at the Zoo with one of my kids. Had some good fun feeding the giraffes and watching the other animals. Still not summer so didn't see quit a few on the animals.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Went here with another adult and three children (ages 9, 5 and 4) today - and there's something for everyone. Possibly many think its not cheap to get in, but there's plenty to keep you there for the whole day. We did a full circuit...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

If you love animals then this is your place.. Gorillas amazing, lions amazing, feeding the giraffes.. Amazing! I feel any one of those things on there own is worth the price of admission. Really fun day out

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Georgia S
13 October 2018|
Response from Georgia S | Reviewed this property |
becuase they b****es thats why
23 May 2018|
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Response from OranaWildlifePark | Property representative |
Hi everyone, thank you for your comments. Our shuttle goes every hour on the half hour (10:30am, 11:30am...) during the week and every half hour (10:30am, 11am...) on the weekends. There is no additional cost for this and... More
10 September 2017|
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Response from Ohippy | Reviewed this property |
It definitely depends on what you are after. The Antarctic centre is more of an experience with a 3D movie, trip in an all terrain vehicle, snow room and a museum and some penguins. Orana is a wildlife park where the... More