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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.
Tours To Auckland Zoo
Skip the Line: Auckland Zoo Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $16
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Private Shore Excursion from Auckland BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $270
Duration: 8 hours
Te Wao Nui: The Living Realm Guided Small Group Tour at Auckland Zoo BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $31
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Auckland Zoo Reviews
I have to admit, I do like going to zoos. Despite having been to plenty of zoos all over the world I really enjoyed Auckland zoo. Great atmosphere, accessible and going to get even better once all... more »
Surprised by how large and diverse the set of animals are at the zoo. Plenty of construction at present so it will be even better in six months time. Aviaries allow some fine photos. Kiwi house got... 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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