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Become a zookeeper for a day at , located near the city's central business district. Established in the 1920s, this 16 hectare (40 acre) zoo protects and exhibits animals native to New Zealand as well as a few species from distant corners of the world. Six themed zones devoted to the country's indigenous animals shelter ducks, herons, eels, frogs, owls, lizards, seals, and penguins. Every day the zoo hosts free, informative animal encounters, where professional zookeepers share their experiences and teach visitors about the many challenges of wildlife conservation. Check the website for a detailed listing of all daily encounters and tours. Make Auckland Zoo a centerpiece of your Auckland vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Auckland trip planner.
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Great zoo with good ethos. Move toward conservation of animals and welfare is high on their priorities it seems. Not a massive range of animals, but amazing to have in NZ. I remember a time when it..... more
Great zoo with good ethos. Move toward conservation of animals and welfare is high on their priorities it seems. Not a massive range of animals, but amazing to have in NZ. I remember a time when it..... more »
Have to love this zoo! Even though due to covid we couldn't go into some of the nz native exhibits we still thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Beautiful exhibits with really well thought out...
Have to love this zoo! Even though due to covid we couldn't go into some of the nz native exhibits we still thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Beautiful exhibits with really well thought out... more »
We love Auckland Zoo ! It’s fabulous for young and old . We have been been going for quite a number of years. Always find something new. The animals are very well looked after the grounds are very clean and tidy and well maintained. Lots of different lunch options. Great fun play areas for the children. Water fountains and picnic tables . Clean bathrooms. Love Auckland Zoo . It’s definitely worth a visit or Two !!!!
We had a great time at the zoo. If you buy your tickets the day before you visit online you save $5. There are lots of zookeeper talks throughout the day. The highlight was definitely seeing 3 kiwis during feeding time. There is a good variety of animals and the zoo is currently undergoing major development for the new enclosure. Also great that they no longer use single use coffee cups.
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