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Orana Wildlife Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Unfortunately weather spoilt our visit

We were one of the first to arrive at 10am, paid for our admission, and then the heavens opened... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Les N
Telford, United Kingdom
Lovely Day Out

Fantastic day out in a relaxed atmosphere where the comfort and well being of the animals is number... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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793 McLeans Island Road | McLeans Island, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-359 7109
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were one of the first to arrive at 10am, paid for our admission, and then the heavens opened. The rain was torrential. Such a shame as the park looked very good. After 2 hours of being soaked through we abandoned our visit - most...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Les N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day out in a relaxed atmosphere where the comfort and well being of the animals is number one. Lots of experiences to be had by either watching or joining with feeding the animals, most free. These include giraffes, meerkats, llamas, tigers. You can buy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn’t been to Orana Park since I was a lot younger so I was really excited to return and create new memories. We’d come on a lovely day, not too many people and the sun was out. My partner, his brother and myself decided...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hannahrosekelly
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Some friends of ours had done the lion experience several days prior so when we had some free time, we decided to try it out. It's $34.50 to get into the zoo, plus another $45 for the lion experience. We also wanted to see a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank redhead_roaming
Reviewed 9 February 2019

Large diversity of animals that appear well looked after. Staff are friendly and genuinely cared for the wellbeing of the animals. Layout of the park really makes sense - you can walk in a loop around the park with feeding times allocated intelligently to maximise...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

We visited here February 2019 on our last day of a 4 day visit to Christchurch. Arrived about 10:30am (opens at 10am) as it was going to be another 30 dec C plus day and we wanted to avoid the worst of the heat. A...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

When entering the park, we were greeted by a very grumpy staff member who was not very helpful at all! Continuing into the park, we started at the restaurant. Food was fairly good but again service was very poor. As we were going around the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jennyhorton224
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Spent a great few hours here with the kids. Has a shuttle that you can hop on and off if you don’t want to walk it or little legs get tired. It’s easy to walk thou and with a pram. Can hire then if needed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Korena2016
Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting Orana. I love places that places their focus on conservation as opposed to human entertainment. The Lion Encounter was a brilliant way to finish off the visit. You are locked into a cage on the back of a van and taken round...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chrisdrums93
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

A decent size wildlife park with a good variety of animals. They have a shuttle if you don't want to walk. For those who want to, you can take a leisurely stroll throughout the park to see the animals. The volunteers are really lovely. This...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Georgia S
12 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
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