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Orana Wildlife Park

Address: Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 359 7109
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Ranked #18 of 124 Activities in Christchurch
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The largest wildlife reserve in New Zealand houses animals in their natural habitats with few...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
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.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I was at Christchurch for 9 months on work visa but now back to my country India last year. We went to there on 30-06-2013, I visited Orana Wildlife Park with my wife and friend's family. Before coming there i got a few reviews from people who said it was not that good and recommended Auckland zoo rather. Due to... More 

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great zoo, great location and great experience to do the lion encounter!! Very different loved it, you wouldn't get that back in Ireland!!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There weren't a lot to see. It's just another average park. If you want to see more lions and more up close, Paradise Valley in Rotorua is the place to go.

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Wasn't planning on visiting Orana as we've been to plenty of bigger zoo's around the world, however stuck in Christchurch for 4 nights with not much left of the city we thought we'd give it a go. It is small compared to a lot of wildlife parks however they did have a good mix of animals, which were surprisingly active... More 

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Balclutha, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We drove five and a half hours with the children to reach Christchurch so going to Orana Park as soon as we got there was a good way to get the kids out of the car into some fresh air and allow them to stretch their legs! My little guy was literally squealing with excitement from the carpark, from where... More 

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Rolleston
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit my wife and I last visited here over 20 years ago and we both commented how much it had grown in that time. we spent over 3 hours here so much to see and do. great to see the animals with plenty of space to wonder round in and they are pretty close up so no... More 

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Singapore
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4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We have a good zoo in Singapore but we enjoyed Orana. It's a bit smaller so it doesn't take so long to get around and as well as the animals it also has a good playground for the kids. We thought it was good value and the kids really enjoyed meeting all the animals up close; cows, sheep and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

a Very nice wild life park with a great range of African animals that all looked well cared for we did the lion enclosure experience and this was out of this world . to be so up close with the BIG cats was an awesome experience , a true must do in Christchurch

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Orana Park has a great range of animals - from Kiwis + Tuataras to Yaks, Cheetahs and Tasmanian Devils. There seems to be animal feedings every half hour so you can always be sure to see something interesting going on. The last time we visited was a hot January day, so a lot of the animals were sleeping, but they... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our trip round the park. The free hop on hop off bus was great. Staff were friendly and helpful. We were able to get up close to the lions, tigers and the giraffes. Good family day out, lots of walking between animals, would recommend the transport :-)

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