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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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Awesome day out

Visited on an overcast and drizzly day but we had lemur and lion encounters booked so went ahead... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tropicalsundae
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NZ
A Bit Disappointing

My daughter and I went to Orana Park on a rainy day and did a lot of walking with our umbrellas up... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anne D
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Nelson, New Zealand
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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 good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lion encounter” (94 reviews)
“feeding times” (61 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited on an overcast and drizzly day but we had lemur and lion encounters booked so went ahead. What a great day out! LOVED both the encounters and thought the park was well run and thoughtfully set out. Because the day was wet it wasn't...More

Thank tropicalsundae
Reviewed 5 days ago

My daughter and I went to Orana Park on a rainy day and did a lot of walking with our umbrellas up but saw very little. Most of the animals, understandably, were inside their enclosures where there was no viewing available or were sheltering under...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here yesterday with 3 little ones. Orana park has always been one of my favorite places but lately I have been extremely disappointed. Most of the enclosures are empty with overgrown grass. Is there any harm in having the platform to the giraffes open...More

Thank Asko K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to get in a decent walk over a flattish landscape to check out a wide variety of animals. Lions rule...as they should. Would have liked to done the lion feeding option but out of our budget. Food in the cafe was a bit...More

Thank eater2016
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Park. We are pleased to hear you had a great day at Orana. The lion encounter is an amazing experience so we hope you are able to participate next time! We look forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

So much more interesting than it originally appeared. These gorgeous animals are mostly fluff and their personalities come out when you're in there with them. Family dynamics are fun to watch in a different species. The staff members with us were friendly and willing to...More

Thank BMWreview
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review - we are thrilled to hear you had a great day and enjoyed the lemur encounter. It is a fantastic experience being able to encounter these animals up close! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day to be out in the sun with young kids. Loved the lion and gorilla enclosures. First visit for our toddlers as well to a zoo to see real animals.

Thank TammyTimTim
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Orana. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day and we hope your child's first day at the zoo was a memorable one! We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

,Take the family and take your tiime to enjoy and savour the moments...Ttake lunch or buy make a day of it . Very enjoyable

Thank screensareus
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - we are happy to hear you had a great day! We look forward to seeing you at Orana again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 2 year old grandson to Orana on a recent trip to Christchurch. It was at least as good as on our last visit a couple of years ago. Great to see them continuing to enhance the Park. All the family really enjoyed...More

Thank KiwiKev2013
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your trip to Orana. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your day, in particular the farmyard. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in August on a slightly drizzly day but it was great-not many people to wait in line for. We got to feed the giraffes but we missed the lion feeding at 2.30pm so be aware of this time where you can go into...More

Thank Trippytrekker
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you had a great day at Orana! The lion encounter is an awesome experience, we hope you are able to participate next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect park for young and old. You can walk or take the tours bus. Feeding the giraffes was the highlight!

Thank G K
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Orana. We are thrilled to hear you had a great day at Orana and enjoyed feeding the giraffes - it's amazing to experience these animals up so close! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Janicey519
9 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
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9 October 2016|
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Yes i believe gift vouchers are available
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jaybeekiwi
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.
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