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Address: Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 359 7109
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Description: The largest wildlife reserve in New Zealand houses animals in their...
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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A Place for Young and Old

Though we went for a birthday celebration with the grandkids, this attraction is for both the very young and older generations. Facilities are spread right around the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Gloria T
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Though we went for a birthday celebration with the grandkids, this attraction is for both the very young and older generations. Facilities are spread right around the park. Playground for the young ones and areas where one can spread out and have a picnic lunch - even bbq/grill is available. We brought our own food so can not comment on... More 

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Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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83 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

First visit 2011, enjoyed it then with my grandson who was just a toddler. His delight of all the animals had me feeling so proud to be a grandparent. I have to admit that the monkeys, etc and the lions and tigers and the giraffes are my favorites. But there is many more animals then just those listed above. Fast... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The main reason for our going to the park was the Lion encounter. The park overall was nice. The staff was very friendly with us and suggested the best way to see the animals, was to follow the feeding schedule. So we did. This made the experience much nicer. Although it did take up the whole day. Then came the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We visited again after 4 years absence, and enjoyed the animals, as always. They are certainly well looked after and happy in their environment. The best part for us and the grandchildren was feeding the amazing giraffes. They are right up close - one even nibbled my grandson's hair, much to his amusement! The only food outlet was disappointing, to... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Husband and myself went for the morning. On entering the woman at the counter asked if we wanted to pay to feed the animals. We agreed. The price wasn't explained properly then as we were about to pay via eftpos I nearly died at the cost. When I queried she was quite rude saying how I didn't listen! So husband... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a great day, can't wait for the Gorilla part to be built. Food was expensive and not worth it, but loved the animals. Only one block of toilets was available so that was a bit annoying.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It has been many years since i had been to Orana Park. I felt it was looking very tired and run down in areas

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A good day out plenty to see very relaxing atmosphere better at feeding times when you can actually feed the giraffes, feeding times are announced and you will not miss any because they do it one after the other, the Meercats aare a must.

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Moe, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited the park and loved the interactions with the animals from hand feeding the giraffes to going in the lion enclosure while there feeding them. Definitely would recommend it

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My friend group of 20 something's all have annual passes to Orana Park. A great place for a day out. We low to take a pin nice and make a day of it. Experiences are great and I can't wait to see what they do next. There are a few updates needed around the place but all in all a... More 

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