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Orana Wildlife Park

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793 McLeans Island Road | McLeans Island, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-359 7109
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Was an ok day out

First time at Orana and found it quite expensive for what we got to see. Most animals were caged up... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Renee R
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Fabulous nature park

We were do impressed with this park. The enclosures were really well done, and there was a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa C
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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 gorillas; eye balling the magnificent white rhino; meeting New Zealand’s national icon, the kiwi, or travelling through the Lion Reserve! Over 400 animals representing more than 70 species are displayed at the Park. Regular animal feed presentations occur daily and are accompanied by a presentation from a wildlife guide. Visitors can enjoy the antics of tigers, cheetah, Tasmanian devils, monkeys, meerkats and more. Two large walk-through aviaries enable you to see some of New Zealand’s unique native birds and Orana is home to a wide range of native reptiles. Visitors can pet domestic animals in the Farmyard. Orana is internationally renowned for its involvement in zoo-based breeding programmes for endangered exotic and native species. When you visit, you are supporting our conservation work. It’s a full day of fun for everyone at Orana Wildlife Park!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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793 McLeans Island Road | McLeans Island, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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+64 3-359 7109
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time at Orana and found it quite expensive for what we got to see. Most animals were caged up and not playing outside even though it was a beautiful day. The gibbons, gorillas, cheetahs, tiger and spider monkeys were all inside and no clear...More

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were do impressed with this park. The enclosures were really well done, and there was a good range of animals. Great to see the successful conservation work being done!

Thank Lisa C
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your day and hope you are able to visit again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's surprising that just on the outskirts of Christchurch there are so many animals. The feeding times when you can hand feed giraffes, watch lions stalking people in a cage on a truck and seeing kiwis eating are quite some good experiences to have in...More

Thank training1029
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintain facilities, well look after animal, friendly and helpful staff. Obviously, this is a popular place for the local kids!

Thank BellaVistaOamaru
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - we are happy to hear our staff were helpful to you and that you enjoyed your day. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The spider monkeys looked very sad. A lot of the enclosures looked empty. We did the lion encounter and it was fantastic! Followed by the giraffe feeding, which was really cool. Was kind of hoping we'd be able to get a bit closer to the...More

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OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and thank you for recommending us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your lion encounter and feeding the giraffes. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not like horrible zoos with cramped pens these animals have space. If you go there pay the extra to be driven into the lion enclosure in a cage on the back of a truck- we had lions above us,at the sides and at the front-...More

Thank Phil F
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day at the Park, in particular the lion encounter - what a unique opportunity to experience these magnificent cats?! Thank you for reviewing your visit, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I understand times are changing and zoo are No longer what they once we're. But these guys need to clean up their act. Disappointed.

Thank vhpb
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit - we are disappointed to hear the Park did not meet your expectations. Please feel free to contact us (info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz) if you wish to discuss any aspects of your day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one place on our trip around Canterbury that I was thinking "I'm looking forward to going but not expecting to be absolutely ga-ga about it"...Geez, was I wrong! I went with people from my work and was in another world from the first...More

Thank Bear G
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Orana. We are thrilled to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your day with us! The lion encounter is such an amazing opportunity, we hope you got lots of great photos. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved feeding Harriet the Giraffe...it was so cool to get up close and personal with her....I also loved watching the meercats' antics...

Thank hatbox2017
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy to hear you had a great day, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Orana. It is an awesome experience to hand feed and see these majestic animals up close! We look forward to you visiting again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went expecting to be only a couple of hours but were there the whole day and I don't think we saw everything there was to see, so well designed and an easy stroll around or catch the trolley car to get you around. If...More

Thank kiwirise
OranaWildlifePark, Receptionist at Orana Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear you had a great day at the Park and enjoyed the lion encounter - this is an amazing experience, we hope you got lots of fantastic photos!

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Janicey519
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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
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Yes i believe gift vouchers are available
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Response from TravellingPal | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there is public transport from the airport. I had a rental car. Check the airport website for possible transportation.
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