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Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand’s only open-range zoo, located on the outskirts of Christchurch. It opened in 1976, and is owned and operated by the Orana Wildlife Trust, a registered charity. It has more than 400 animals across 70 species.


Spencer Beach Holiday Park is a recreational destination where you can relax and unwind in 220 hectares of Campground, surrounded by forest and reserves, or participate in one of the many adjacent activities.


The Styx Mill Conservation Reserve is another beautiful wetland worth visiting. The light gravel paths are accessible and there’s a nice walk around the lake, including picnic tables for stopping to take in the view.


Travis Wetland is an ecological restoration programme in the suburb of Burwood in Christchurch, New Zealand. It covers 116 ha of land formerly drained and used as a dairy farm.


Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife park and nature reserve in Christchurch, New Zealand. As well as having public displays of various animal species it also carries out conservation of native species including tuatara, kiwi, brown teal, and duvaucel’s gecko.


The Christchurch Botanic Gardens, located in the central city of Christchurch, New Zealand, were founded in 1863 when an English oak was planted to commemorate the solemnisation of the marriage of Prince Albert and Princess Alexandra of Denmark.