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Orana Wildlife Park

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793 McLeans Island Road | McLeans Island, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-359 7109
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Lots a big animals to mesmerise the family

The incredible thing about this place is the amount of big animals on offer, in particular safari... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gee4409
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Mordialloc
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Not what i remember.....

Came to chch for a family holiday and decided to visit orana park. It has been 8 years since our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
reneexl
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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 gorillas; eye balling the magnificent white rhino; meeting New Zealand’s national icon, the kiwi, or travelling through the Lion Reserve! Over 400 animals representing more than 70 species are displayed at the Park. Regular animal feed presentations occur daily and are accompanied by a presentation from a wildlife guide. Visitors can enjoy the antics of tigers, cheetah, Tasmanian devils, monkeys, meerkats and more. Two large walk-through aviaries enable you to see some of New Zealand’s unique native birds and Orana is home to a wide range of native reptiles. Visitors can pet domestic animals in the Farmyard. Orana is internationally renowned for its involvement in zoo-based breeding programmes for endangered exotic and native species. When you visit, you are supporting our conservation work. It’s a full day of fun for everyone at Orana Wildlife Park!
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  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lion encounter” (99 reviews)
“feeding times” (66 reviews)
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793 McLeans Island Road | McLeans Island, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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+64 3-359 7109
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"great range of animals"
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"close encounter"
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"great family day"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The incredible thing about this place is the amount of big animals on offer, in particular safari animals. Loads of lions, cheetahs, rhinos, we saw and fed 3 giraffe, zebra, springbok and more. There are tigers and Tasmanian devils too. There are lots of water...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came to chch for a family holiday and decided to visit orana park. It has been 8 years since our last visit. We were disappointed really. The park is looking very run down and many empty enclosures, overgrown areas, signage old and shabby it needs...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately the day was cold. We to the Cafe for lunch it probably seats approximately 15 people. We were told there was a 29 minute wait for all hot food. We had a 2.5 year old grandchild with us so this was not an option....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with adult daughter and grandchildren aged 22 months to 14. All enjoyed the time. Animal focussed on giving them a good environment. Lots of walking or use the free shuttle that travels around. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's enough here to keep a family occupied for 2 plus hours. The zoo covers a large area which can be walked but there is an electric road train with very good commentary for the less active. The new gorilla and orang utan is impressive....More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Great open space, perfect to take a picnic and spend the whole day there seeing all the animals. Really liked the very natural setting the animals were in. Definately coming again on our next visit. Thankyou.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

A very spacious wildlife park giving opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the animals. You can feed some of the animals at different times of day, do theLion Encounter where they take you in a cage into lion enclosure. Some of...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to the park and it’s a great way to spend a few hours. There are lots of different animals to see, some special experiences like feeding the lions (for an additional charge), a shuttle around the park if you get...More

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OranaWildlifePark, Asst. Admin Manager at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the Park, thank you for your review and for your continued support of the Park. We will pass your comments on to our café staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I was expecting a small, basic local zoo but was pleasantly surprised. This place is huge. It is a little bit sleepy and rundown in parts but overall this was a great experience and would highly recommend it for families or even couples. It was...More

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OranaWildlifePark, Asst. Admin Manager at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We are glad to hear we were above your expectations and it is great you were able to participate in the lion encounter - this is truly a unique experience. We look forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We were a group of two mums taking six children. We packed picnic food and drinks knowing we wouldn't be able to go back to the car. The cafe was super busy at lunchtime and took a very long time for coffee (it was good...More

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OranaWildlifePark, Asst. Admin Manager at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your day and we hope you visit us again soon!

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gungho-traveller
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
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Janicey519
10 September 2017|
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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
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Yes i believe gift vouchers are available
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