Cafe, Functions & Events


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LOOKING FOR a UNIQUE VENUE FOR YOUR BIG EVENT?

Orana is a great location to host all manner of celebrations on a grand scale. In Orana's expansive grounds, we can accommodate group sizes ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand! Possibilities in our setting include, but are not limited to: marquees, stages, bouncy castles, entertainers, live music (aside from complimentary singing gibbons), outdoor food stalls & much more. Be immersed in our unique environment, surrounded by wildlife from all walks of life. All arrangements are tailored to suit and could incorporate:

    • Private use of the zoo after hours

    • Delectable range of catering options from professional caterers, Priestley's Cuisine

    • Exclusive animal encounters

    • A fantastic children's playground

    • Hand feeding Giraffe!

    • Meeting Rhino face-to-face

    • Safari shuttle tours

 

If you would like any further information about organising a special event at Orana, please get in touch with our Functions Co-ordinator on info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz to make an inquiry.


Please note, indoor function spaces are currently unavailable due to planned renovations. Our venue is not suitable for 21st birthday events or school formals.

 


 
LUNCH AMONGST A WILD BUNCH

Orana Wildlife Park is a genuinely unique venue and a fantastic location for group barbecues or family gatherings. There is a fantastic on-site café surrounded by outdoor seating with stunning views of giraffe, rhino and gibbons. Fabulous on-site caterers, Priestley’s Cuisine, offer a delicious selection of freshly made dishes from the cabinet and made-to-order menus. Kids' lunch packs can be pre-purchased and ordered in advance for hassle-free munching.

 


CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Orana is a great place to hold a fun children's birthday event! Be sure to make the most of the day by following the animal presentation schedule (hand-feeding giraffes is a must!). Visitors are welcome to utilise the fabulous cafe or bring their own food to eat at one of the many scenic picnic spots around the Park. There are two main picnic areas, one infront of the Rhinos and one next to the Ringtailed Lemurs. Each contain two barbecues that are free to operate. 

As an open-range zoo, Orana is very much an outdoor activity so please plan according to the weather. Please note: the Café's indoor seating is relatively limited, therefore tables cannot be reserved but ample outdoor seating surrounds the Café. Currently the Function Centre is not available for children's birthday parties.