Orana Wildlife Park

Experience memorable animal encounters at Orana: hand feed giraffe, meet rhino up close, travel through the lion habitat (conditions apply). Orana is home to New Zealand's only gorillas. View kiwi & a range of New Zealand animals


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Set in 80 hectares, Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand's only open range zoo. It is within 15 minutes drive from Christchurch airport. The Park provides amazing animal encounters: hand feed giraffe, meet rhino up close, see New Zealand's only gorillas, view kiwi and travel through the lion habitat (cost and conditions apply).

Scheduled presentations occur daily. Visitors can enjoy the antics of cheetah, Tasmanian devils, monkeys, meerkats and more. An extensive New Zealand section features kiwi, a wide range of birds and reptiles plus two walk-through aviaries (giving the chance to meet the mischievous kea). Guided tours operate daily. A cafe and fantastic wildlife gift shop are on-site. It's a full day of fun for everyone at Orana Park.

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Physical address

McLeans Island Road, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $36.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Additional cost for encounters such as the Lion Encounter
Further pricing information:
Children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Commission rate available on application. Other rates for special tours, functions and behind the scenes tours available on request.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Close to Christchurch Airport - 15 minutes drive (north-west) from the Airport.
Proximity to town:
Easy drive to Orana from town

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Opening times

Business hours:
10am to 5pm, 7 days - last admission 4pm. (Other hours by arrangement for functions). Closed Christmas Day.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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