Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch

#2 of 11 in Zoos & Aquariums in South Island
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
New Zealand's only open-range zoo, Orana Wildlife Park allows you to get up close and personal with animals from all over the world. The diverse complex spans 80 hectares (198 acres) and provides a home to over 400 animals, including a number of rare and endangered species. When you arrive, check the presentation and feeding schedule for the opportunity to see meerkats, giraffes, and lions enjoying a meal. Get involved in the feeding process yourself by purchasing an "encounter experience." Guided tours take place daily and are offered both on board the safari shuttle and on foot. Use our Christchurch trip planner to visit Orana Wildlife Park on your trip to Christchurch, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Hadn't been to Orana Park since I was a teenager many moons ago, today I went with my husband and 20 month old daughter. Pro of Orana Park is that the animals have loads of space to themselves...  more »
  • Not as impressive as it use to be. Visited 10 years ago and loved it but now it just seems run down and unloved. Most enclosures were closed some for a much needed upgrade and some animals still...  more »
  • Would be worth buying season pass just for a regular great place to picnic. Carpark full but so roomy never felt busy in park. Lots of great animals but our favourites were the peacock, trout and friendly (hungry) duck. Such fun!
  • Great place for a date or family activities. Good for those wanting to get away from urban life for the day. There's plenty for kids to do. Even have open areas for a picnic :)

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