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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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Lion Encounter is the best in the world !!!

I visited for only one thing..... THE LION ENCOUNTER ! For $35 I got to be 10 cm from multiple lion's faces. This is intense and I have been there 3 x times now. LOVE IT !!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Everyone should visit a wildlife park if they get the chance and Orana Park does a good job of this. However it took some time to go around the back area and my grandkids got bored and lost interest. OWuld have been goo if they could retain interest by adding more to the back area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I visited for only one thing..... THE LION ENCOUNTER ! For $35 I got to be 10 cm from multiple lion's faces. This is intense and I have been there 3 x times now. LOVE IT !!!

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Cape Town, South Africa
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place to spend a day out in the sun. Great place for a picnic and spending the day in the sun while enjoying the wildlife. Feeding the giraffes is a must do!

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Muenster, Germany
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I just love Orana Park! Have been several times and is always fun. Love feeding the Giraffes and watching the Otters :-)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

great zoo to go visit while in chch , if you can I really recommend paying extra to feed the lemurs and lions such an amazing one in a life time opportunity

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Big spaces for animals and people. Great options for food including healthy kids pacKS. Make sure you see the keys, they are cheeky. The Lions and tigers are always impressive and the monkeys, meerkats and otters are time wasters.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love this park it is great and I have been here many many times, I love the cheetah's the most, I'd love to be a keeper for the day if I had the money and the time

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Brilliant open zoo. I'm a wildlife buff and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Strong Recommendation: Lion encounter. This like no other. Its is the closest you get to a real safari and bet you will love it. If you are into lemur there is feeding session but limited to just 4 so book early. It is quite wide spread and there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This zoo is great. The animals are generally in big enclosures with plenty of room to attempt natural habitat patterns. There are a large variety of animals and you'll need to spend 4 or 5 hours here to make the most of it. Very large and spread out so have good walking shoes or take advantage of the mini open... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Orana Park has a great variety of animals, and the keepers and volunteers do a great job of telling you about the animals at feeding and presentation times. We got to see the baby rhino up close - the cutest animal in the world!

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Address: Address: Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 359 7109
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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