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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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My kids adore this place!

This place is well worth a visit if in christchurch. Has a large selection of animals and kids were able to see a kiwi for the first time which they were excited about. Has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is well worth a visit if in christchurch. Has a large selection of animals and kids were able to see a kiwi for the first time which they were excited about. Has a great children's play area which my kids always gravitate towards with a flying fox which is always good fun. Amazing being able to see the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were impressed with the very close encounters with the animals during feeding times, especially the pride of lions. The best was the feeding of the giraffes where we stood as tall as the giraffe to feed them leaves provided by the zookeepers. Don't miss the feeding times.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I hadn't been to this park in many years. It wasn't as well set out as Hamilton zoo but it had all the things that make zoos fun. Animals in large areas, lots of variety and friendly staff. Kids will love this, animals talks and feeding times we advised on entry. A good day out

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The lion encounter was so much fun! You get to ride in an wire enclosed flat bed truck through the lion area. The lions know there will be food so they get really close and lean on the the truck and even get on the roof. It's so awesome. The tour guide is super funny and friendly and very Informative.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

During our 3 weeks visiting family we were taken to Orana Park. We were not disappointed (even in the rain!) Some of the animals were hiding, but I don't blame them it was a little cold. Got to see the rhinos, tiger, cheetah cubs, and most of the main attractions. Thoroughly enjoyed the reptile house and learning about them from... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Close to town and easy to find Orana Park lived up to all our expectations. Really appreciated the Zebra bus tour which we used at the end of our visit to make sure we had not missed anything.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great way to view exotic animals in a safe and humane way. The park has a wide variety of animals and is a fun, exciting family day out. Love the tiger feeding especially. A wee train makes it's way around the ark when you get tired as it is a bit of a walk.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We would still be there, had we not had to leave. The youngest LOVED this (so did I). We fed giraffes, fed sheep, petted rabbits, llamas and jsut had a great time. Cafe was small, but reasonably priced ($26 for four of us)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visited with a 7 and 3 year old and was great day, kids loved feeding giraffes, lions and tigers were impressive, well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to visit lots of animals space for the kids to run in the cafe has lovely food and a great place for a picnic it's a amazing place and I throughly recommend it

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

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