Orana Wildlife Park
McLeans Island Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Orana Wildlife Park Christchurch Reviews
Fantastic! Aug 21, 2008
Where do I begin?
$20 per adult for entry. There are a couple of things that you can do at an extra cost. We did them. There is a free shuttle that runs around the park which is free of charge. There are a number of stops along the way so if anything takes your interest, just get off then and if you want, get on it again when it comes back but that will be about half an hour.
There is a schedule of feeding times throughout the park. It is worth trying to do as much of this as possible. We saw the black and white Lemurs then a tiger. From there we went to feed the giraffes. That is a great experience. You can stroke their necks and they will take the food out of your hand.
We also went to the Kiwi house and the reptile house.
Then it was time for the lion feeding. Everyone can stand and watch but we went on the "Lion encounter" which was an extra $20 each. We stood in a cage on the back of a truck with lions climbing the sides and walking on the top. I wonder if the people watching were jealous or just thought we were mad!
The next thing on our list was, again an extra $20 each, into the Tigers den. Very informative and amazing.
After that we walked to the other side of the park to see the Cheetah feeding and then the African Wild Dog.
There were feedings that we didn't get to but of course we could still walk around and see the animals.
There is also a cafe and function room, souvenier shop and picnic, bbq areas.
The park is a non profit organisation therefore all profits go back into the conservation of the animals and the park upkeep. The staff and volunteers are great!
Part of the New Zealand 2008 travel blog
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