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Address: Motions Rd | Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-360 3800
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Description: Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic...
Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, set in 17 hectares of lush parkland and just minutes from central Auckland. Auckland Zoo is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30Am.
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Its a fairly smallish zoo but its top class. The exhibits are well thought out with excellent viewing and as natural and open as possible. Not a bad range of animals and well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Its a fairly smallish zoo but its top class. The exhibits are well thought out with excellent viewing and as natural and open as possible. Not a bad range of animals and well planned out pathing around the zoo so you shouldn't miss anything even if you don't follow a map. The experience days are fun and even better they... More 

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a wonderful time we have at the Auckland Zoo with the kids. The Zoo is in a fantastic location by the lakes and grounds. Always spend few hours at Zoo. Take a picnic basket and cold drinks always makes for a fun day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We always try and visit the zoo when in Auckland. It never disappoints, and they offer some pretty awesome things now! Last time I went, I fed lemurs as well as a giraffe, so cool!

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Jammu City, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

the auckland zoo is spread over a wide area beconning not only animalm lovers but people in search of a lazy laze, a quiet nap or a refreshing picnic.loved it but dont get ur photographs taken commercially they turn out terrible

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Ahmedabad, India
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most overhyped place. could not see most of the animals. directions are not clear . it was a waste of time and money . seen much better zoo elsewhere. do something better , the tickets are also costly

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Guangzhou
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

The Zoo is nice, many animals, we actually went there to see a Kiwi, which I are almost impossible to see in the wild, even in the Zoo he was hidden but with patience we manage to see him and take an iPhone (w/o flash) picture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The last time I was at a zoo was about 25 years prior so I can't exactly compare this one with any others. But I would say that the facilities were very well kept although walking around the entire zoo was tiresome since it is a fairly big place. In my personal opinion, I found the place to be fairly... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

No child should visit Auckland without going to the zoo! By & large the animals appear contented with their lives. Their keepers are devoted. The other day I bought The Husband a 'Behind The Scenes Experience'. He fronted up early on a Tuesday morning & got to walk around the zoo with Anubis & Osiris, their 2 cheetahs (brothers). I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

If you are not sure if you want to go, just bite the bullet and do it ! This is great value for money and the animals appeared to have wonderful enclosures and are very well looked after. The talks were informative and pitched at the right length. The kids playgrounds were also a big hit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

I'm frankly amazed that people rate this zoo so highly, especially those of the writers who said they know other zoos well. I found Auckland Zoo on a regular weekday to be very average. None of the pens are well done IMHO, except the giraffes who look quite happy. All the others are too small and very uninteresting. The giant... More 

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