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Orana Wildlife Park

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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we were invited here with some colleagues, so we were not requires to pay. But even if we were, we... read more

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Atefeh V
Christchurch, New Zealand
Do the buggy train to see the whole place first!

Great, sprawling zoo! We were a little disappointed that the lion feeding encounter wasn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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Set in 80 hectares within 15 minutes’ drive of Christchurch Airport, Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand’s only open range zoo. We get you up close and personal with the animals. Imagine hand feeding a majestic giraffe; seeing New Zealand's only...more
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793 McLeans Island Road | McLeans Island, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-359 7109
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Reviewed yesterday

we were invited here with some colleagues, so we were not requires to pay. But even if we were, we would. It was really great. Do not miss the lion feeding time. Even if you can't get in the cage, go watch. You will be...More

Thank Atefeh V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great, sprawling zoo! We were a little disappointed that the lion feeding encounter wasn't available. The little buggy train to take you around to see the whole zoo was invaluable (and FREE!) - I'd highly recommend doing that as soon as you enter if you're...More

Thank tuesdaygrlnz
Reviewed 3 days ago

All i wanted was a koala and they would not sell me one! i dont know why! I offered ten grand and said i had f u money so i could pay more if necessary. This has been the worst trade deal in history! GG...More

1  Thank Georgia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day at the Zoo with one of my kids. Had some good fun feeding the giraffes and watching the other animals. Still not summer so didn't see quit a few on the animals.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with another adult and three children (ages 9, 5 and 4) today - and there's something for everyone. Possibly many think its not cheap to get in, but there's plenty to keep you there for the whole day. We did a full circuit...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love animals then this is your place.. Gorillas amazing, lions amazing, feeding the giraffes.. Amazing! I feel any one of those things on there own is worth the price of admission. Really fun day out

Thank Hanan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had read mixed reviews on TripAdvisor so were unsure of how our trip would go. We had a great time. We arrived early so some animals were still out in the back of paddocks or having their enclosures cleaned. As recommended though, we had...More

Thank Sarox210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was quite disappointing, several of the enclosures were empty. We weren't advised of this prior to entry so were quite annoyed to pay full price for empty enclosures. The park in itself is quite run down apart from the Gorilla and Chimpanzee enclosure...More

1  Thank danielle81311
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to take the kids. My son, who is nearly 3 loves animals, especially the giraffes. My wife got herself a season ticket as my son loved going so much! This was perfect while she was on maternity leave and as much as...More

Thank Azakeen1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from Australia. Was impressed with the range of animals out on display. Can walk around at your own pace especially if you have kids. There is cafe with great food. You can also take the shuttle bus around and get off at numerous stops...More

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Georgia S
October 12, 2018|
Response from Georgia S | Reviewed this property |
becuase they b****es thats why
May 23, 2018|
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Response from OranaWildlifePark | Property representative |
Hi everyone, thank you for your comments. Our shuttle goes every hour on the half hour (10:30am, 11:30am...) during the week and every half hour (10:30am, 11am...) on the weekends. There is no additional cost for this and... More
September 9, 2017|
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Response from Ohippy | Reviewed this property |
It definitely depends on what you are after. The Antarctic centre is more of an experience with a 3D movie, trip in an all terrain vehicle, snow room and a museum and some penguins. Orana is a wildlife park where the... More