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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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Fun day out

Kids love it. I don't feel I need to say more really. Prepare for quite a bit of walking. Lots of interesting animals. Giraffe feeding is great and free. Paid extra to feed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kids love it. I don't feel I need to say more really. Prepare for quite a bit of walking. Lots of interesting animals. Giraffe feeding is great and free. Paid extra to feed lemurs as well and my child loved it. Friendly staff. Is a tad expensive if you are on a low income. Great on a sunny day and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have a year pass for the park take a pick nick and good shoes lots and lots of walking. We love this place it's huge place petting animals and lions tigers gorillas not a cadge to been seen. If it's hot take plenty of sun screen and water just a great day and very well priced

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Thank usfey1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best thing about Orana park is the fact that all animals are free to roam about. They are not locked in confined cages and showing signs of depression. It is an open safari, which makes it for a better experience of getting up and close to a wide range of wild animals.

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Thank 882davyg
Rangiora, New Zealand
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with my two and a friend with her two aged 6 - 9 years old. It was school holidays and as part of Kidsfest, kids enter free. We only come about twice a year if we can, its a bit out of price range. We expected it to packed but surprisingly found it not so. First place... More 

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Thank RCR1977
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited Orana with my 7 year old son. I found the park smaller than I had expected. It describes itself as "New Zealand's only open-range zoo". It isn't. I understand that it used to be an open-range zoo, but it hasn't been one for years. It does have large enclosures, but so do other zoos in the country. It... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Blown away feeding the lions...but also sad..do you know they dont grow a mane when desexed? Very informative and unbelievable how huge they are so close up. A fabulous park full of great exhibits

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Thank millsy123
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a decent zoo. The animals have great-sized enclosures, which is wonderful (it does increase walking for guests, so be prepared, especially if you have small kids). The number of animals aren't huge, but I got great views of many of them. They have up-close animal encounters you can pay extra for, and we did the feed-the-tigers one, and... More 

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Thank lmdh_Canadian
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small park and therefore quite easy to get around but be prepared to walk quite a bit to see everything . My kids love it. Feeding times are definitely most interesting and it is good to time this if you can. There is always something to see and great place for a walk in the sun.

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Thank Debra M
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place. I went on the 2.3p lion feeding tour How awesome are these creatures up close. And the Gorilla what a beast!!! Can't wait to go back

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Thank NortlandMel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to take young children or teens and spend the day. The staff are great and the animals are well cared for. The African Dogs are my favourite. Stay for feeding time.

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