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Christchurch: Orana Wildlife Park Admission

4.5 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: Orana Wildlife Park

Christchurch: Orana Wildlife Park Admission

Activity provider: Orana Wildlife Park

From US$ 25.63 per person

Enjoy amazing animal encounters at Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand's only open-range zoo. Hand-feed giraffe, meet rhino up close, see New Zealand's only gorillas, observe kiwi, and much more.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hand feed giraffe and have tons of other memorable wildlife encounters
  • Observe kiwi, stroll into walk-through aviaries, and meet unique native reptiles
  • Meet New Zealand's only gorilla group
  • Watch scheduled daily presentations and interact with wildlife guides
Full description
Experience the ultimate animal adventure at Orana Wildlife Park. Set in 80 hectares, within 15 minutes drive of Christchurch airport, Orana is New Zealand’s only open-range zoo. Discover over 400 animals, representing more than 70 species. Arrive at the park from 10 AM in the morning. Regular animal feed presentations occur daily, commencing at 10:45 AM, and are accompanied by a presentation from a wildlife guide. It is recommended to arrive at the park early and follow the presentation schedule which will lead you around the entire zoo. As you explore the grounds, enjoy a range of amazing wildlife experiences including hand-feeding the giraffes and meeting rhino up close. Stroll through the aviaries to observe kiwi, and other stunning native birds including kakariki, whio, tui, and mischievous kea. See a range of native reptiles and meet friendly domestic animals in the Farmyard area. Also, enjoy the antics of gorillas, tigers, cheetah, Tasmanian devils, monkeys, meerkats, and more. Either ride through the park on the complimentary Safari Shuttle, join a guided walkabout tour, and/or meander around the park at your own leisure. The park contains a children’s adventure playground, 2 large picnic areas, a café, and a wildlife-themed gift shop for you to explore at your own pace.
Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Orana Wildlife Park entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • This activity is not guided

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Information booklet: English

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Meeting point

Orana Wildlife Park, 793 Mcleans Island Road, Mcleans Island, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Orana is open from 10 AM - 5 PM; the last admission is 4 PM; it is highly recommended visitors arrive in the morning and follow the presentation schedule
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    2/5

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It was a bit difficult to find, our GPS seemed to have a problem with it. However, once we got there, we had a very enjoyable afternoon watching the lions and giraffes get fed, then seeing a couple of kiwis in the kiwi house. I have suggested that they put a notice on the kiwi house that people need to give at least 10 minutes for their eyes to get used to the dark, because they won't see anything unless they wait. But it was well worth waiting, because we saw two of the four once our eyes had adjusted. Super day!!

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November 28, 2022

Such a great day out was lovely myself (mum) and little miss (4yo) on a Wednesday as it wasn't that busy the staff are very approachable and informative we got a good look at all the animals and we got to see the cheaters as they sometimes are hard to see which was amazing bring on the day you can watch the lions eat up close and we will be back in a heart beat. ❤️

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May 14, 2022

I would go after lunch we saw the most action (unless you an early morning riser) the lions had just been fed and caused a cool stir with there roaring, most animals were out and about. Some weren't on display at start which was disheartening but we were advised some weren't well

December 31, 2020

Product ID: 349246