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“Best Family Day Out at a Zoo.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park
Ranked #14 of 229 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The largest wildlife reserve in New Zealand houses animals in their natural habitats with few barriers or fences, permitting visitors to see them up close and feed the gentler species.
Ashburton, New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Family Day Out at a Zoo.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

This is better than Australia Zoo, and takes the whole day if you want to view all the animal feedings, which you do not have to pay extra for. You could take your own food to keep costs down, but the food there is nice and not hugely expensive. I love that once you are in money isn't trying to be sucked out of you at every turn, and the animals are amazing, the keepers friendly and knowledgeable.

Visited July 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice zoo and a long walk”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

We went to Orana today and it was lovely. We saw otters being fed ,a talk about meerkats and lots of animals. The animals look sad and were confined. The tigers walked up and down the edge of the pen whining. You would really have to check your map that is provided on the day to see what the feeding times for the animals are. The zoo was run down. The terrain to walk on was rough in some places. I expected a small bit more from Orana.

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Townsville, Australia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Animals in Nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

These animals had room and space to live and breath.
I especially loved the wolf enclosure where they could roam free
and chose whether to pay attention to us or not.
Easy to get around. Great lion experience 'interactive' lol.
Great idea to use a large amount of land which also makes for
easy parking, restaurants and animal space.

Visited June 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I got married here, amazing place :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you are having a function, consider Orana Park. The photos are lovely and the meal was so good! But the highlight was the animals, especially feeding the giraffes and a tiger. Just wonderful.

Visited February 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Day out with Family”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

felt that the park is a bit run down ? A lot of empty areas? Loved the Giraffe feeding though, was great for our 3 year old granddaughter, she loved it. Be good to have a decent playground there as well, so when one is having lunch the children are playing safely. Love Orana Park, it is part of Christchurch, but it does need to lower the price for admission and needs some sort of boost/new attraction. Looking tired.

Visited January 2014
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