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Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.2/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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. Before you head to Christchurch, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Christchurch holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Christchurch has to offer, including Orana Wildlife Park.
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  • Animals animals everywhere! Great way to show young children the wonderful animals from all over. Fills in a day of fun for all the family and all age groups get enjoyment. Take a picnic or buy food t...  read more »
  • Our accommodation recommended we try Orana, simply because we were travelling with a small child. To be honest, I was a little hesitant when I first walked in. The park looked a bit neglected. But the...  read more »
  • Had a great morning at Orana park, hadn't been there since i was a kid. Loved seeing all the different animals in a more natural environment. only criticism was the map is a bit hard to follow, would ...  read more »
  • What destroyed me was the fact that the tigers were separated and swaying and were repetitively walking in circles , which if i am correct is abnormal behaviour. There was also lack of space, toys, water and activity for the tigers. There were absolutely no rangers around, no one was interacting with the animals. Half the attractions were shut down. Animals are in small enclosures. Poor water supply. Not to mention the park is in an absolutely disgusting state, the paths are mangled, the birds are in pet store type caging, the signs are fading. It was absolutely not worth 70 bloody dollars. If i could restore that zoo I would. Its absolutely appalling. I dont understand, zoo workers are supposed to be there for the animals because they care for them. I am so frustrated that i am unable to contribute to caring for the animals.
  • Great zoo, love the atmosphere. I would suggest importing a silverback gorilla and naming him Harambe. Let the legacy live
  • I enjoyed the wide range of animals in captivity. It was educational for our children. The new gorilla enclosure was magnificent.
  • The gorillas were totally & utterly awesome. Made the visit worthwhile. I paid $192.00 for my family to see the animals, some of us had come from the North Island. There was no giraffe feeding which I understand why but instead we were told there would be a gorilla enrichment talk at 11.45 am which didn't happen. We looked hard but never saw Tasmanian Devils, porkupines, tigers and African dogs. The lions were asleep. Some of the monkeys are on an island and impossible for small children to see, could you provide binoculars? The kea & otter talks were excellent and the little ones loved the meerkats, & thanks to the friendly volunteer ladies. I think the Hamilton Zoo has a better enclosure for lemurs. PS The cafe prices are outrageous.
  • Awesome day for the family, just pack a picnic to take with you. Make the most of it by getting there early to enjoy all the animal feeds.
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