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How much time to allow? Christchurch..

Hi Guys,

I'm trying to figure out which activites to do to fit in for time.

How much time should I allow to spend at Orana wildlife park, Christchurch botanic gardens and also Adrenalin forest?


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1. Re: How much time to allow? Christchurch..

Orana Park is a small zoo. Unless you have children with you I wouldn't rate it high (compared with Taronga Zoo). in fact I would recommend Willowbank for the kiwi & other NZ wildlife instead. Either would take a couple of hours max. The Gardens depends on your interests and the season. Do you take lots of flower photos? 1-2 hours, including coffee at the kiosk or just outside the gardens at Antigua St Boatshed.

I don't know the Adrenalin Forest.

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2. Re: How much time to allow? Christchurch..

Orana Park is 80 hectares. I'm not sure how big most zoos are, but this seems quite large to me. I'm sure I could easily spend 3-4 hours there. Willowbank Reserve is also good.

Adrenalin Forest is great fun. It has a time limit of 3.5 hours on the course. Also allow time for travelling there and getting fitted with the harness and going through the safety session. Take a backpack with a drink & snacks if you like, you can leave it under the trees. Consider skipping the low/easy routes if you are confident, or you may run out of time for the big ones!

I would find an hour or two at the Botanic Gardens enough, but if you have an interest in plants and flowers you may need much longer than this!

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3. Re: How much time to allow? Christchurch..

If you have a car to get you around you can do all three activities in one day during summer (simply because the days are longer and supposedly warmer).

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