Animal Feeds & Tours

 

Orana Wildlife Park is set on 80 hectares of land and is home to over 400 animals. The average visit duration is 3-5 hours. To make the most of your Park visit and to optimise viewing opportunities of the animals, we recommend you follow the daily animal presentation schedule.

Be sure to catch all the best bits! Check out Orana's must do activities!

Please note:

14/2/2020 - We are very sad to report that our dedicated Animal Management and Veterinary staff made the agonising decision to euthanase Dumai, our 16-year-old Sumatran tiger, due to chronic renal failure. Dumai was the only tiger in the South Island. Naturally, Park staff are feeling the loss of Dumai as it marks the end of an era.

 

Ringtailed Lemurs are currently off display due to animal management reasons. We apologise for any disappointment caused.


Presentation Schedule

There are twelve daily animal presentations at Orana Wildlife Park, with subtle variations each day. Note that presentation times may be subject to change due to animal management. Animals may not always be fed but a presentation will occur.

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

10.45

 Meerkats

 Meerkats

 Meerkats

 Meerkats

 Meerkats

 Meerkats

 Meerkats

11.05

Kea

Kea

Kea

Kea

Kea

Kea

Kea

11.30

Monkeys

 Monkeys

Monkeys

Monkeys

 Monkeys

 Monkeys

 Monkeys

12.00

 Giraffe

 Giraffe

 Giraffe

 Giraffe

 Giraffe

 Giraffe

Giraffe 

1.00

 Farmyard

 Farmyard

 Farmyard

 Farmyard

 Farmyard

 Farmyard

 Farmyard

1.30

 Kiwi

 Kiwi

 Kiwi

 Kiwi

 Kiwi

 Kiwi

 Kiwi

1.50

Lace Monitor

 Tasmanian Devils

Lace Monitor

Tasmanian Devils

 Lace Monitor

 Tasmanian Devils

 Tasmanian Devils

2.30

Lions

 Lions

 Lions

 Lions

 Lions

 Lions

 Lions

3.00

 Giraffe

 Giraffe 

 Giraffe

 Giraffe

 Giraffe

 Giraffe

 Giraffe

3.15

 Rhinoceros

 Rhinoceros

 Rhinoceros

 Rhinoceros

 Rhinoceros

 Rhinoceros

 Rhinoceros

3.30

 Trout

 Trout

 Trout

 Trout

 Trout

 Trout

 Trout

3.45

Gorilla

Gorilla Gorilla

Gorilla

 Gorilla

Gorilla

Gorilla

 


 

 EXTRA ENCOUNTERS

Have you experienced the world famous Lion Encounter? This additional-cost experience is a unique opportunity and a must-do in Christchurch! Click on the link below for more information and full conditions.

 

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

11.30am

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2.30pm

Lion Encounter

Lion Encounter

Lion Encounter

Lion Encounter

Lion Encounter

Lion Encounter

Lion Encounter

 


 

 

Guided Tours

Orana Wildlife Park is all about getting up close and personal with the animals. Our trained wildlife guides help to extend the visit experience; they enable you to interact with our people as well as the animals.

A range of guided tours are provided daily to enhance the visit experience. Hop on board the complimentary Safari Shuttle for an overview tour of the Park. The shuttle is driven by a wildlife expert who provides a commentary whilst driving a circuit of the Park (a circuit takes around 25 minutes to complete). Check with our staff for frequency of the safari shuttle rides on the day.

Alternatively, we offer daily walkabout tours. Visitors can meander around the Park and follow our guides from each animal feed to the next. The guides will ensure you don’t miss a thing and provide a range of intriguing snippets of information for your enjoyment!