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Orana Wildlife Park

Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
03 359 7109
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Ranked #11 of 129 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Zoos
Owner description: The largest wildlife reserve in New Zealand houses animals in their natural habitats with few barriers or fences, permitting visitors to see them up... more » Owner description: The largest wildlife reserve in New Zealand houses animals in their natural habitats with few barriers or fences, permitting visitors to see them up close and feed the gentler species. « less
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Queensland Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Hand feeding the animals very freindly and helpful staff, quiet as was weekday but all the better, so more attention for our kids from the staff for questions.

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Tahmoor, New South Wales, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

this place is great value for money! the animals here are awesome and we seen a lot of animals up nice and close that you might not normally see. The best part about this place was that it wasn't very busy at the time we were there so we didn't have to push past people just to see the animals.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lion encounter is the best. It is unique which I have not found in any other zoo/park I have visited over several trips. I also did Tiger feeding, which was a unique experience. Rest of the park is too big, but with very less animals. So it is worth only for encounters.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It is absolutely brilliant. There are a range of animals with which you can have some sort of interactions, like feeding them or have an upclose and personal view during their feeding times. Keepers are very knowledgable and very friendly.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Good family day out. plenty of opportunities to get close to the animals and take part in feeding times. Good value for money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What I loved the most was the Lion Cage activity - you get so close to the lions! Beautiful. At all times you feel safe and have many chances to take happy snaps. The only thing a bit uncomfortable is that the vehicle (with the cage attached to it) ran on Diesel and given that we were just above the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Se had a good time here. We tend to go to zoos with every new city we visit, so we've been to MANY!! I gather the highlight for many is paying to feed the animals but for my toddler, baby and I we were happy to do the normal entry. Good play & picnic facilities and nice open spaces for... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Used to come here as a child, but took my daughter recently and wasnt very impressed. It is looking a little dated, and the animals didnt look overly happy. WIllowbank is a much better option for those with young children, a lot more walking is required at Orana park.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Brilliant! Everything was awesome and nothing to worry about, besides a lion charging after you! Well, lovely weather equals to a lovely scenic trip so go out and enjoy your scenic adventure at the Orana Wildlife Park!

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Perth, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a lovely zoo experience, with wonderful volunteers for information, really enjoyed the lion experience. Well worth a visit.

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