McLeans Island is a popular touristic rural district of Christchurch situated northwest out of Christchurch's urbanised settlements on the banks of the Waimakariri River. Some of McLeans Island's major attractions includes New Zealand's only outdoor zoo of Orana Wildlife Park as well as paintballing, golfing, horse trekking, jetboating and more. more
Mcleans Island is the ideal place just out of Christchurch's urban sprawl to enjoy a fun family or adventurous day out.
Arion Horse Trekking invite you to trek along the lovely forest tracks in a safe and peaceful environment. Treks include the majestic and mighty Waimakariri River for some stunning views of the mountains and Canterbury plains and cross the many braided streams when nature permits.
Mobile-friendly - NZ's only open-range zoo. Orana is home to NZ's only gorillas & the country's only orang-utans too! Experience up-close animal encounters: hand-feed giraffe, meet rhino 'face-to-face', view kiwi. Stroll through native-bird aviaries and travel through the Lion Habitat (conditions apply). Our extensive native collection features a range of endangered birds and reptiles. Scheduled animal-feeds daily.
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