"Visit the park of "The Lion Man"" Whangarei Things to Do Tip by Kate-Me
Whangarei Things to Do: 8 reviews and 24 photos
The Lion Man is Craig Busch, who keeps rare & endangered lions at his park about 10 mins out of Whangarei, called Zion Wildlife Gardens, after his lead lion (who also starred in the NZ movie The Lion, the witch & the Wardrobe about 2 years ago).
Craig is doing a great job of conservation, and even if the entry to the park was $60 for the basic tour, we felt it was worth it because of this.
Craig has also had his own tv show for several seasons, so this park is known around the world now, from South Africa to Australia, to Europe.
We were lucky to be the only ones on the tour, so had a personal experience with the lady guide.
Directions: 10 mins from Whangarei