Hours & Prices


Orana Wildlife Park is open daily from 10:00am until 5:00pm

Last entrance is 4:00pm, although it is recommended to allow at least 2 hours visit duration to make the most of your Park experience.

The Park is only CLOSED on Christmas Day and is otherwise open every day of the year (including statutory holidays). 





Admission prices are as follows:


(15 years and over)
(5-14 years - must be supervised)
(under 5 years - must be supervised
senior citizen / student
(60 years or over) / (student ID required)
(2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-14 years)


adult annual pass
child annual pass
concession annual pass

Click here to learn about our great value Annual Pass!

Child push chair/buggy hire

Please note that under the traffic light system we are unable to hire out a push chair or buggy at orange. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Single: $5 for 2 hours, $2 per hour thereafter plus a $10 bond.

Double: $10 for 2 hours, $4 per hour thereafter plus a $20 bond. 

Wheelchairs are FREE to use, on a first-in, first-served basis.



After a unique Christmas or birthday gift? We offer vouchers for admission, our exciting animal encounters and our great value membership.

Unfortunately payment cannot be taken online - please contact us (03 359 7109 or info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz) to arrange your purchase.


Conditions of Entry

  • For health and safety reasons and animal welfare, we do not permit bikes, scooters, roller blades, skate boards, balloons etc as well as footballs/balls into the Park.

  • No commercial photography/filming to be taken without prior permission – please contact us for more information.

  • First aid facilities are available at our Information Centre (opposite the café, near the main administration building).

  • Children 14 years of age and under must be supervised and will not be permitted in to the zoo without a supervisor. Orana Wildlife Park is an open range zoo so there are a number of natural waterways throughout the Park. Our safari shuttle also regularly drives around the zoo so please watch children at all times.




Whats the weather?

Now you can have a look for yourself! The camera below is mounted on the office building looking past the Cafe towards the giraffe enclosure. 


Supplied by WiFi Guys Ltd as part of Canterbury Weather Cameras