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Orana Wildlife Park

Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
03 359 7109
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Ranked #12 of 131 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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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17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you are a zoo lover, sorry but I struggle with them. I get the philosophy but am heartbroken by what I see when I visit. Orana Park has, I think, a point of difference. It's not perfect, ad there is a way to go yet, however is is about the animals. The enclosures are large, and a significant amount... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I have been to many wildlife parks and zoos around the world - and this one is truly great. The enclosures are big (some are massive) providing a lot of stimulation for the animals and the grounds are well maintained. The keepers are all very professional and you could see the animals were well cared for and healthy. The lion... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A well worth it day out for all ages. The lion encounter is a must do event. Its very reasonable and exiting. The whole park is well run so you do not miss anything. You can also feed the giraffes and give them a stroke.Great day out.

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New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had such an amazing time at this park, we arrived not knowing what to expect and were blown away. The Giraffe feeding was just fantastic, the other encounters brilliant, my first sighting of a Kiwi after being in NZ for 1.5 years which was really special. When we entered we weren't sure if we would pay the extra for... More

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