Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: MaLeans Island Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-33597109
  • Ticket Price: 30 NZD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Wildlife Park, Family And Kids
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About Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch

Situated near Christchurch Airport, the Orana Wildlife Park is spread across 80 hectares (198 acres). Animal encounters are a speciality of this park. Feed Giraffes, meet a rhino, feed a Lemur, say hi to a kiwi or travel through the Lion reserve! The Orana Wildlife Park is also known for its involvement in zoo-based breeding programmes. So the entry fees that you pay are utilized for a good cause. 

Orana Wildlife Park Information

  • Children 14 years of age and under must be supervised and will not be permitted in to the zoo without a supervisor.

Orana Wildlife Park Ticket Prices

  • Adults- $29.50, Children (5-14 years)- $9.50.
  • Entry is free for children under five years.
  • Senior and Students (ID required)- $27.

How To reach Orana Wildlife Park by Public Transport

  • The Orana Wildlife Park provides door to door shuttle service. This is not a complimentary service though and hence is chargeable.
  • Hiring a taxi is recommended.

Restaurants Near Orana Wildlife Park

  • Cafe within the Park premises.
  • Picnic tables are also available.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Orana Wildlife Park

  • 40.55% of people who visit Christchurch include Orana Wildlife Park in their plan

  • 38.96% of people plan their visit to Orana Wildlife Park between 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Orana Wildlife Park

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

94.72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Orana Wildlife Park

People normally club together Avon River and International Antarctic Centre while planning their visit to Orana Wildlife Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch Reviews

  • Fabulous day - the feeding times are great as you can get quite up close to the animals. They are well looked after and the staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. Food was reasonably priced and well cooked. The park is extremely large, and although initially it looks overgrown, in places, I liked it as it gave the place character. Wear good walking shoes. We did the lion experience and it was just amazing! Very highly recommended! As it is run 100% as a charitable trust, their breeding programme and what they want to achieve is a credit to them. I will be going back!

  • The animals seemed well taken care of (which is very important to us), there was a good variety of native and foreign animal species. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the food was great and prepared in a reasonable amount of time. The only bad thing I have to say about our visit there was that the groundskeeping was quite awful. Pathways overgrown, the occasional tripping hazard across the path, and a lot of the landscaping seemed to be... Dead. It Almost made the experience feel cheap (in a bad way) just because of the maintenance. But if you're looking for a fun day with the kids, a date, or just taking a look for yourself, this is definitely a fun place to visit.

  • Wonderful day experiencing wildlife from back home. The Great Apes display is incredible. Friendly staff and happy animals evident. A great day out for family to enjoy.

  • This park is amazing. We were able to interact with so many animals and watch the different animals at their feeding times. The staff are awesome and the layout is really easy navigate. Feeding the giraffes was a good animal bonding activity

  • What a great day out for the family. Friendly helpful staff. Reasonable entry fee for a full day of fun. You are given a map and times that the animals will be feed. I prefer arriving early as the animals appear more lively. I feed the giraffes which was an awesome experience. The Gorillas are a must see and are the only ones in NZ. They have orangutans as well at the moment visiting from Auckland zoo . A must see. There is a free shuttle that stop at various stops along the way. And it has a ramp for wheel chairs. also a great picnic area and playground. There is free bbq's to use as well as a shop where you can purchase food.highly recommend taking your family Strollers are a good idea for young ones as the park is huge and lots of walking.

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