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Orana Wildlife Park

Experience the ultimate animal adventure at Orana Wildlife Park - New Zealand's only open range zoo!

Highlights

  • New Zealand's only open range zoo!
  • Home to over 400 animals with 70 different species from around the world
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Educational feeding and demonstrations throughout the day

Set in 80 hectares, within 15 minutes’ drive of Christchurch airport, Orana is New Zealand’s only open range zoo.

The Park is home to New Zealand’s only gorillas!

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.

The Park specialises in providing amazing wildlife experiences – travel through the Lion Reserve (costs and conditions apply – please contact us for details), hand feed giraffe, meet rhino up close and observe kiwi. Visitors can also enjoy the antics of tigers, cheetah, Tasmanian devils, monkeys, meerkats and more! The Park has an extensive native fauna section including two large walk-through bird aviaries plus one of the most comprehensive public collections of native geckos.

The Farmyard enables people to meet friendly domestic animals. Visitors can ride on our complimentary Safari Shuttle, join a guided walkabout tour and/or meander around the Park at their leisure.

The Park contains a children’s adventure playground, and two large picnic areas. It’s a full day of fun for the entire family.

 

NB: Please note the bookme.co.nz system specifies a booking time, - HOWEVER with Orana Wildlife Park bookings can be redeemed at any time on the day the booking is made. Please also note that Bookme vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other deals/promotions Orana Wildlife Park offer.

*** Orana is an outdoor venue so we recommend checking the weather prior to booking ***

Adult $36.50 (15+ years)
Child $9.50 (5 - 14 years)
Family $82.50 (2 Adults + 3 Children (5-14 Years )

Location

  • 93 McLeans Island Road, Christchurch.

Restrictions

  • All children must be supervised by an adult.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child price applies to ages 5-14 years, pre-schoolers (aged 4 and under) enjoy free admission.

    Hours: 10am - 5pm Daily

    Last entrance is 4.00pm, although it is recommended to allow at least 2 hours visit duration to make the most of your park experience.

Available Bookings from September 25 to October 01

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Fri 25 Sep
Sat 26 Sep
Sun 27 Sep
Mon 28 Sep
Tue 29 Sep
Wed 30 Sep
Thu 1 Oct

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.50
  • Child$9.50
  • Family$82.50

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.50
  • Child$9.50
  • Family$82.50

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.50
  • Child$9.50
  • Family$82.50

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.50
  • Child$9.50
  • Family$82.50

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.50
  • Child$9.50
  • Family$82.50

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.50
  • Child$9.50
  • Family$82.50

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.50
  • Child$9.50
  • Family$82.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.30
  • Child$9.50
  • Family$82.50

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.20
  • Child$9.50
  • Family$82.50

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.50
  • Child$9.50
  • Family$82.50

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.20
  • Child$9.50
  • Family$82.50

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.5

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Brent from New Zealand wrote on 11 February 2020

My unique moment

I had an enjoyable time with the wildlife, taking in this rare experience of the open park. I sat down with 'Fuzu', the gorilla and watched the antics of the meerkats. Don't go with the idea of completing a race circuit in record time but allow yourself a couple of hours to take it in. Families of all ages can follow the presentations in the pamphlet or design their own! You will go away feeling good, especially if the weather plays its part.

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Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent visit to Orana Wildlife Park. We are pleased to hear you had an awesome day. That is such a cool photo you have there! We are also proud to be a part of zoo based breeding programmes for our endangered animals and your visit helps us to continue this work - thank you for visiting!

Caitlin from Australia wrote on 13 September 2019

Great for all ages

Great day out for the family! There’s something for everyone, and you can see the animals so well. Feeding them was great fun! The staff were fantastic.

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aaronr7 from New Zealand wrote on 19 September 2020

Orana park

Zoo was good, thought it was a little over priced even at $29 let alone $36 for adults, just in comparison to Auckland zoo which is around $24 normally. Was unique in the fact that it had a free shuttle ride and a Gorilla exhibit.

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rebeccao from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

A bit run down, the Gorillas looked sad....

We did enjoy our day here with our toddler. It is a bit run down though. It had rain that morning and there were big puddles everywhere, especially the barnyard for farm animals. A bit of sand would do the trick. We loved the giraffes and feeding them!! The meerkats, keas and porcupines were great too. The volunteer guides were super awesome. I think the lions and cheetahs were a bit sad looking, but seeing the gorillas last was a bit of a let down. They looked bored and depressed. I know the park gives them lots of things to do, but I think they are too much like humans and dont like to be contained and on display. The other apes seemed all good. I think Orana park needs to consolidate what they have, so they can make it awesome. Send the Gorillas back to Africa. Cafe was great!

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rachels1 from New Zealand wrote on 08 December 2019

Very interesting

You can see how hard these people are working to protect some our worlds most beautiful and endangered wildlife

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