Auckland Zoo, Auckland

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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  • Pretty good zoo, nice layout to put animals in "natural" settings. At least I hope that's what the animals think. A lot of construction going on as they expand and improve the zoo. I don't think we...  more »
  • The animals seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as the people watching them. Lots of walking because the enclosures were so large. We were impressed also by the cleanliness of facilities.  more »
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  • Elephant talk was amazing, keepers friendly and informative. Bird enclosures could have been better. Plenty of new exciting things coming. These guys are single use plastic free so be prepared re water.
  • Such a fantastic zoo, we are so lucky to have such an amazing place in NZ!! Definitely need a full day here as there is so much to see, do and listen to. Zoo could benefit from some signage but I know it is going through renovations so perhaps they are coming? I will definitely be back!
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