Aoraia orientalis is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It is endemic to New Zealand and is found in eastern Central Otago. It was described by John S. Dugdale in 1994. The wingspan is 45–55 mm for males and 48–56 mm for females. The forewings are ash-white on a smoky brown ground colour. The hindwings are smoky grey. Adults are on wing in March and April.