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Orana Wildlfe Park and Conservation Centre

Orana Wildlife ChristchurchAvon City Motel is within 15 minutes drive from Orana Park.

Orana Wildlife Park is operated by Orana Wildlife Trust, a registered charity, which also runs Southern Encounter Aquarium & Kiwi House in Christchurch , New Zealand.

Set on 80 hectares of park-like grounds, Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand 's only open range zoo. We offer a range of exciting animal encounters on a daily basis.  The Park is located within ten minutes drive of Christchurch International Airport and 25 minutes drive from the City centre . There is also a transport service with Sunshine Shuttles .

The Park has been developed as an open range sanctuary for endangered animals, providing them with enclosures as close to their natural habitat as possible. Streams, moats and banks are used as barriers to allow visitors the opportunity to see the animals in a natural manner. Over 400 animals from 70 different species are displayed.

Conservation is one of the Park's core missions and the name Orana is the Maori word for welcome or place of refuge. Orana Wildlife Park is internationally recognised for its involvement in captive breeding programmes for endangered exotic animals, as well as New Zealand's own rare fauna.