Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand’s only open range zoo. It is 15 minutes from the town centre. The park offers more than 400 animals covering 70 different species, including hand fed giraffes, a lion encounter, meerkats, orang-utans and NZ’s only gorillas.
There are 12 scheduled animal feeding times at approximately 30 minute intervals. This allows you to photograph animals interacting with the keepers or capture more other interesting animal behaviours.
Explore the park in groups or see what you can discover! The park has a free shuttle service so you can choose to walk between the attractions, or sit back and enjoy the ride. Roughly in the centre of the park, close to the entrance/exit area is a café for refreshments.