See New Zealand’s only Gorillas at Christchurch’s Orana Wildlife Park!
Experience the ultimate animal adventure at Orana Wildlife Park. Set amongst 80 hectares, within 15 minutes’ drive of Christchurch International Airport - Orana is New Zealand’s only open range zoo.
With over 400 animals, representing more than 70 species on display. You and your family will enjoy the animal feeding, occurring daily and accompanied by a presentation from our knowledgable wildlife guides.
The Park specialises in providing amazing wildlife experiences
Get up close, hand feed giraffe, meet the rhino, observe New Zealand’s national icon - the kiwi. You can also view stunning native birds including Kakariki, Whio, Tui and the mischievous kea in our walk-through aviaries.
Enjoy the antics of gorillas, painted dogs, addax, tigers, cheetah, Tasmanian devils, monkeys, meerkats, or if your up for it, travel through the Lion Reserve (costs and conditions apply).
The Park has a native fauna section featuring a range of native birds and reptiles plus the little ones will enjoy our farmyard, where you will meet and hand feed our friendly domestic animals.
Orana Wildlife Park - A registered charity and non for profit organisation
Orana Wildlife Park operates as a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. The zoo relies upon gate takings to operate and raises 100% of funds for all capital projects and developments.
Orana is internationally renowned for its involvement in zoo-based breeding programmes for endangered exotic and native species.
The Park contributes to the breed for release recovery programmes for threatened native wildlife, -to date, over 90 brown teal (pateke), 75 blue duck (whio) and 25 kiwi from Orana have been released back into the wild.
In 2017, Orana joined the Department of Conservation breed for release programme for orange-fronted parakeet (not on display to the public) – a Nationally Critical species restricted to Canterbury numbering less than 300 in the wild. To date 7 chicks have been released to the wild.
Plan a day out at Orana
Plan a day out at Orana, take a ride on our complimentary Safari Shuttle (within the zoo), join a guided walkabout tour and/or meander around the Park at your leisure.
Rest or break for lunch at one of our two large picnic areas, while the kids enjoy the adventure playground. Don't forget about our onsite café and shop for souvenirs and gifts from our wildlife themed gift shop.
It’s a full day of fun for everyone!!
When visiting oran Wildlife Park, you are directly supporting our conservation work. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!