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“Well cared for wildlife”

Orana Wildlife Park
Ranked #15 of 239 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Well cared for wildlife”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Great place. Don't go expecting up close and personal with all the wildlife this place is not a zoo, the animals are in large enclosures for their own comfort and sometimes are far away. Pay extra for up close with some animals. The Lemur experience is a truly wonderful time spent with these gentle creatures and the Lion Feed is amazing where you go around in a cage with lions climbing over it and growling getting fed! Great time for all the family, there is a tractor and trailer with seats regularly going around the whole park so if you don't feel like walking you can just hop off and on.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Africa in New Zealand”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

It's just like Africa, lots of room and a large variety of animals to see

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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“Family day out”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Orana Park, while good for a day trip, seems to be ideally catering for residents who are able to return on a number of occasions (and they offer a fantastic priced 12 month family pass!!). But it is a lot to get to all of the feeding sessions in one day. There is a good range of animals, and they are slowly bringing the quality of the displays up.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Alright”
Reviewed 25 January 2012

We seemed to be walking around allot not seeing to much between exhibits, but the animals were good.

Visited January 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Orana Wildlife Park”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

A good day out with children, can be a reasonable walk with very young ones but there is a 'shuttle' that you can hop on and off too.

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