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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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If you like wildlife it's a good place to start. You can get up close to the lions through the fence or feed them from inside a cage and they're MASSIVE beasts up close. Tasmanian... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you like wildlife it's a good place to start. You can get up close to the lions through the fence or feed them from inside a cage and they're MASSIVE beasts up close. Tasmanian devils are gorgeous and cute and also the white rhinos are beautiful. There is a wide range of African animals. The tigers are also worth... More 

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Canterbury
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Go! Visiit...it's a wonderful, restful and educational day out for anyone of any age, single, couples, families..... brilliant staff. Cafe sales are limited but does the job... have a great time... its worth a whole day out.....

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Tauranga
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very friendly keepers who give amazing facts and information about the animals, they obviously love their jobs. Great walk around the park great facilities. Feed the giraffes or get very close to Rhinos and watch many of the animals being fed included in park entrance or for a small extra fee go in a special truck into the lion enclosure... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a really nice day out at Orana Park. Had not been there for many years and it was great to see what they had done in the park with building habitats for the animals. Good range of animals, well organised feeding times allowing you to see as many as possible, excellent tour guide driving the visitors bus. Excellent... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We travelled as family, 2 kids and 2 adults form the north island to christchurch, one thing we really wanted to do was visit orana park. Well we were so dissapointed as the park seemed very large but empty. The gorila enclosure was closed, that was a shame and there really didnt seem to many animals to look at. We... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We spent an entire afternoon at the park and enjoyed seeing all the different types of animals. Some are from NZ, but most of the animals are from Africa or the Americas. Be sure to catch the feedings. The lions were impressive to watch quite animated. The kids favorite part was getting to hand feed the giraffes. A baby rhino... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Orana park located in the outskirts of Christchurch is one of my favourite local attractions. Rather than calling itself a zoo, it is a "wildlife park" which I guess is due to the larger enclosure sizes. Further, Orana is excellent at using profits by putting them back into the park and the welfare of the animals. A lot of the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

As much as they do a really good job here the park is run down and out dated in some areas. It would be good if someone could help them out as the animals are awsome but site out dated

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had not been to orana park for a few years, but had family staying and thought this would be something they would like. We thought prices were reasonable $29.50 (adult) and were given a detailed map of the park. The animals are all wonderful, we were lucky to see baby cheetahs and a new white rhino. watched the lions... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Orana Wildlife Park was a pleasant surprise! A well laid out and very clean park, the high light included the Kiwi's and the Lion encounter. On arriving the sales lady asked if we wanted to stand in a cage and be driven around an enclosure of Lions! it seemed a mad idea but turned out to be very interesting. The... More 

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