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Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch

(4.2/5 based on 750+ 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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  • This Zoo is so great that I cannot find suitable words for it. The new gorilla encounter is brilliant, all animals have really big encounters, we saw a kiwi bird from 1m distance as it was walking jus...  more »
  • Went there with a couple of friends on a Sunday. Price was okay, got given a map which comes in handy! We hardly saw any animals as they must have been hiding (not the zoos fault) massive area to get ...  more »
  • It is a number of years since we have been to Orana Wildlife Park. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the guided tour around, the map and information was so easy to follow and provided clear instruction...  more »
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  • Extremely well planned lay out and organised animal feeding times. Some encounters are really amazing esp the rhinos. .... of course the lion one is pretty overwhelming too. Abd excellent food at the cafe. Loved the experience.
  • Quite good, be prepared to walk long distances if you wait each time for the shuttle to come around you will wait 30 min each time.Animals looked well cared for and the entry price is fair. Need to organise the cafe as its not well run long lines and no order. We arrived in the afternoon and you can see the Rhino up close as well as the Cheeters,the gorillas had gone in for the night.
  • Well spread out. Animals have a great deal of room in which to live. Information around the park is excellent. Having availabiliity for public to feed the animals up close is exciting if a little pricey at $45/person. Well worth a visit.
  • An amazing selection of animals for a small zoo. Gorillas were impressive. Meerkats fantastic. Great day out.
  • An ok zoo. Was quiet when we went due to the weather. Big enclosures and a wide variety of animals.