Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch

4.2
#2 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in South Island
New Zealand's only open-range zoo, Orana Wildlife Park allows you to get up close and personal with animals from all over the world. The diverse complex spans 80 hectares (198 acres) and provides a home to over 400 animals, including a number of rare and endangered species. When you arrive, check the presentation and feeding schedule for the opportunity to see meerkats, giraffes, and lions enjoying a meal. Get involved in the feeding process yourself by purchasing an "encounter experience." Guided tours take place daily and are offered both on board the safari shuttle and on foot. Use our Christchurch trip planner to visit Orana Wildlife Park on your trip to Christchurch, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Orana park was the experience of a lifetime. I did the lion encounter which is $52.50 on top of the entry fee which may sound expensive but so so worth it! The staff are experienced, friendly and know...  more »
  • Great day, good to see the wild dogs back. All the big apes were inside so that was interesting. The giraffes were not interesting in feeding time but that did not distract from the experience.  more »
  • Orana Wildlife Park is the perfect place for a family outing. Kids love the animals & the interaction is awesome. Huge variety of animals.  more »
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  • Would be worth buying season pass just for a regular great place to picnic. Carpark full but so roomy never felt busy in park. Lots of great animals but our favourites were the peacock, trout and friendly (hungry) duck. Such fun!
  • Great place for a date or family activities. Good for those wanting to get away from urban life for the day. There's plenty for kids to do. Even have open areas for a picnic :)
  • Wonderful wildlife park. I have an annual pass so try to come often. The gorrilas are amazing and the complementary shuttle around the park a nice touch. It's so big though we often only visit half of the park in one visit then return and do the other half next time. If you think you'll come twice it's really worth getting the annual pass as it costs about the same as two visits.
  • Loved the Lion Encounter! Feeding the giraffes was good fun and enjoyed watching all the animal feedings. great if you're an animal lover.
  • Best zoo I’ve been too. Very nice large exhibits. Very interactive with the animals well being second to none. Feeding the giraffes was a a very satisfying moment that brought much joy!
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