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Address: Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 359 7109
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The largest wildlife reserve in New Zealand houses animals in their natural...

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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Day at the zoo

This summer my family and I went to Orana Wildlife Park. It was raining but so much fun! My favourite part was seeing a cheetah. I liked seeing it run around it looked cute. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Grayson W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This summer my family and I went to Orana Wildlife Park. It was raining but so much fun! My favourite part was seeing a cheetah. I liked seeing it run around it looked cute. I also loved the gorillas they were swinging everywhere. I loved seeing all the animals. I would love to go there again.😀

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Thank Grayson W
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very disappointed. Several enclosures no animals in them. The cart that picks up passengers to take around appears to be just one. We waited at the pick up station for ever and just saw one sign of it full of passengers. Even though we were tired could not afford to wait any longer. The only highlight was the feeding of... More 

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Thank mia499
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to Orana park. The new mighty ape building was really cool because you can get quite close to the gorillas inside. Feeding the giraffe is always good fun and watching the tiger get fed was nice as well. My one rather large dissapointment was that there were numerous animals that we couldn't see including some of... More 

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Thank Janice W
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it was great to see the animals so well looked after, I got the chance to be in a caged van in the lions area at feeding time, what an experience,

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Thank lass1
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Because the area is huge, it takes a long time to cover by walking. Recommended to arrive early and follow through their talks/shows. Great way to exercise, great way to spend a day and you're indirectly supporting their projects for these animals.

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Thank pi_law94
Christchurch, New Zealand
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241 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spending 2 to 3 hours at Orana Park is always worth it with my children - we always time it to see the big cats and the Giraffes being fed. This is the first time that I have been since the Gorillas have been introduced and I must say their facilities are first class. Food here is reasonably good and... More 

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Thank Sebcat14
nz
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Orana Park is 50 hectare, open-range style, wildlife park situated a short drive beyond Christchurch airport. It has a good selection of exotic animals which are very well cared for and housed in spacious paddocks and enclosures. Apart from lions, zebras, rhinos, cheetahs, lemurs, giraffes, gibbons, tiger and more, they have now created a $6m Great Apes facility which comprises... More 

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Thank scottybnz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Christchurch transforms in to a wildlife park just the other side of the airport. I took a group of young girls (7-12) and we all had a great time. I found the map a little confusing but luckily the girls didn't! We were lucky to see cheetah cubs, the giraffe feeding but missed out several times on the tractor/train ride... More 

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Thank fairlie100
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent attraction to see . With a casual walk around the park watching the animals as you go . You can catch a guided tour on the open carriages ride . You can also catch the animals being feed at various times with great commentary . Has a great place to get a bite to eat .Grand... More 

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Thank Rodney R
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love going to Orana Park, it's a great day out and I feel that the animals are well looked after and given bigger enclosures than most other zoos. I good range and health animals.

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