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Orana Wildlife Park

Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
03 359 7109
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Ranked #12 of 130 attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A must do in Christchurch and the lion enclosure for $35 was a bargain and has to be done. your only in the cage for about 10-20minutes, but the experience and the rush from being that close to the lions i would have paid 5 times the price i paid just for that. The lions climb on top of the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A nice place for all ages - we enjoyed our time here wandering around the park. A great variety of animals from around the world as well as a section of native animals from NZ. Bring a picnic or enjoy meals at the café on site.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I do not generally like zoos but efforts have been made here to show the animals in as natural an environment as possible. The park is a pleasant place to walk around, there is a cafe and you get a chance to feed the giraffes around mid day.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Orana Park have done a wonderful job in siting a great array of animals, in land enclosures mostly, and in duplicating their natural environment. My photographer friend and I spent a wonderful 3 hours, wandering around photographing all that we could in that time. It's well worth a visit when you come to Christchurch.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Orana Park is a great place for all ages. Easy access to a varied number of exotic animals in their natural setting. A mobile unit travels the park so you don't have to walk all the time. There are talks given at feeding times for some animals A cafe is on site

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

i was really excited to have booked cheaper entry tickets on www.bookme.co.nz for my family to go to orana park on my partners birthday. On first glance it really looked like the zoo had taken a hammering from those awful earthquakes, and appeared to be just a little run down, and empty - but further into the park tells a... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I had a lovely day at Orana wildlife park. The lion cage is a must see and was absolutely breath taking!! I also did the cheetah cub enclosure, where can sit and watch the cheetah cubs play and if you're lucky they will come to you so you can stroke them. Both of these are unique experiences and although you... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

My parents heard about the place on German television and told me that they offer a lion encounter. So I didn't hesitate when in Christchurch to find out all about it. There are 20 tickets per day available for $35 each. I highly recommend pre-booking the ticket (has to be pre-paid as well) as they sell out quickly. It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Amazing interactions with animals and the knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend to do the lion interaction ride

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Feeding the Giraffes and going into the lions enclosure at feeding time.The overall layout of the park was excellent and you got up really close to the animals. The cafe was also well stocked.

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