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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Feed the giraffes! Great kid's lunches and shuttle very popular. Nice family day out even though it was midwinter and freezing

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went there with my school it was truly amazing it will baffle you! The large area the wild like space will mind baffle you.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Large area, wonderful experience seeing wildlife,exciting, wide variety of animals, feeding times of animals are great to watch,

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Timaru, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Lion encounter! Feed The Tiger Encounter! WOW!! For $35 per person you can go into the lions enclosure in a cage and have these lovely big cats on top of the cage you are in while they get fed in front of you,with them standing on their hinds legs with their huge paws on the cage and on top... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We are locals and buy a yearly membership card every year so we can visit the park as often as we like in a 12 month period. It’s a great place and we love to see the animals with loads of room and freedom to move around. I won’t go to zoos where animals are kept locked up in tiny... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went last week on a nice winters day. Park was very run down, and some of the enclosures were not in great shape which isn't great to see. A large number of the animals do not appear very happy at all, and in general were all mostly out of sight. The park in general is relatively run down and certainly... More

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Awesome to see the animals but the staff weren't so friendly. I took my two young children along and my 6 year old son asked sensible questions to a staff member who was feeding the Meerkats. She was unfriendly and gave a two word reply before walking off. Staff are half of what makes places like this. Cafe ladies weren't... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The last time we went out to Orana park it was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed it. We had lunch in the cafe which was delicious and very quick to us, then we sat back on the cart and were taken around te whole park. The animals here are all so well looked after and the lions are especially... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is better than Australia Zoo, and takes the whole day if you want to view all the animal feedings, which you do not have to pay extra for. You could take your own food to keep costs down, but the food there is nice and not hugely expensive. I love that once you are in money isn't trying to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went to Orana today and it was lovely. We saw otters being fed ,a talk about meerkats and lots of animals. The animals look sad and were confined. The tigers walked up and down the edge of the pen whining. You would really have to check your map that is provided on the day to see what the feeding... More

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