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Address: Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-359 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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a great way to spend a few hours

Orana is easily reachable from downtown Christchurch, about 20 - 25 minutes away by car. The park is sprawling, guaranteeing plenty of strolling time. The park seems to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Beijing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Orana is easily reachable from downtown Christchurch, about 20 - 25 minutes away by car. The park is sprawling, guaranteeing plenty of strolling time. The park seems to be dedicated to setting up natural barriers whenever possible, rather than cages, and the enclosures seemed spacious. For anyone with children - or for adults who just love to pet animals -... More 

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Thank MicheleBelle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this visit to see the wildlife at Orana Park. The Meerkats were in fine form. A lot of the wildlife that day were seeking shelter as it was a hot summer's day and just managed to catch a glimpse of them. Recommend checking before visiting as to what time the lions get fed as this is when you can... More 

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Thank Penny C
christchurch
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The park looks a bit tired and in need of tender loving care, they do have an awesome gorilla exhibit and the howler monkeys are beautiful. The lion encounter is amazing and worth spending the extra money to do it.

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Thank adeleg85
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very enjoyable trip to orana park with my young boys , cafe good was good and so was the service The improvements to the park are excellent and we enjoyed the new areas

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Thank gormant1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great day out. The walk around the park was flat and easy and we were fortunate to see all the animals out and about. We visited all the animals first and then finished the day with the trip on the shuttle bus. The volunteer drivers were very informative. Being from out of town, we didn't bring our... More 

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Thank Mairi M
New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the animals - porcupine, NZ birds, tigers, lions, giraffes, gorilla etc. it is a bit spread out with gaps. The shuttle is great, the women drivers were really fun. Only trouble is they are once every half an hour and often were full. They really need a second one. We had lunch at the cafe and that... More 

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Thank Kiwi_on_Hols
Dongguan, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to visit with children. The highlight for me was seeing the garceful and friendly giraffes. The giraffes are obviuosly accustomed to people, and I was given branches of a tree to feed them by hand while standing on a platform. Excellent.

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Thank albir60
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a warm day which actually ended up being very warm...I took my 4 grandsons to Orana Park. We opted to walk round the park as it is a pleasant walk. They thoroughly enjoyed it and especially enjoyed feeding the giraffes by hand. We had our own lunch which we ate in the park and the boys had a great... More 

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Thank Michelle T
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've mentioned elsewhere that I am not a huge zoo fan outside of the conservation work that is certainly important. Often times the animals seem bored and definitely "caged" and pacing. This wasn't the case here, outside of one pacing display by the tiger and the enclosures are large and seem to give plenty of room for the animals to... More 

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Akaroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my 3 grandchildren, a great way to spend the day. Saw lots of animals but the highlight was the 3 gorillas. Spent about 4 hours walking around well worth the entry fee.

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