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Orana Wildlife Park & Open Range Zoo Christchurch
Orana Wildlife Park & Open Range Zoo
General Admission Orana Wildlife Park
Located just a short 15 minute drive from Christchurch Airport you will find Orana Wildlife Park with New Zealand's only open range zoo. The zoo has been open for the last 40 years and sits on 80 hectares of tranquil land which is home to over 400 animals! Orana is internationally renowned for its zoo based breeding programmes for endangered exotic and native species. A trip to Orana will help support their conservation work.
Visitors to the zoo can also meet endangered New Zealand native wildlife such as the Tuatara, a unique native reptile and Kea the world's only mountain parrot.
Animal presentations occur daily with commentary from one of the wildlife guides. Visitors can also travel through the Lion Habitat on a modified vehicle. Feedings are also available (additional cost).
Orana Wildlife Park has something for everyone, no matter what your age!
- Admission to Orana Wildlife Park
- Viewing of twelve daily animal presentations
- Free time to explore the zoo, home to over 400 animals
- Allow 3-5 hours
- The Zoo is open from 10am - 5pm (Last entrance 4pm but we say to allow 3-5 hours to enjoy the experience)
- Orana Wildlife Park, 793 McLeans Island Road, Christchurch (30 minute drive from Christchurch)
- Operates daily all year
- Child rates apply (5-14yrs)
- Children under 5 years old are free of charge
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Feed a Lemur or visit the Lion Encounter (at additional cost)
- Christchurch transfers can be arranged for an additional fee. Please contact us for more information
- Numerous picnic areas with BBQ facilities for your convenience
- There is a cafe available to purchase food & drink on site as well as a souvenir shop
- Wear comfortable walking footwear
- Wheelchairs are free to use, on a first-in, first-served basis
- Child push chair/buggy hire $5 for 2 hours, $2 per hour thereafter plus a $10 bond
Prices & Options
Adult (15 yrs +): NZD$34.50
Child (5-14yrs): NZD$9.50
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