Imagine hand feeding a majestic giraffe; eye balling the magnificent white rhino; meeting New Zealand’s national icon, the kiwi or travelling through the Lion Reserve! Orana is internationally renowned for its involvement in zoo-based breeding programmes for endangered exotic and native species. When you visit, you are supporting our conservation work. There is something to entertain people of all ages, for the entire day, at Orana Wildlife Park!
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 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.