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Auckland Zoo

Motions Rd | Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand
64 9 360 3800
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Ranked #8 of 106 Attractions in Auckland
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Type: Zoos
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Owner description: Auckland Zoo is home to New Zealand's largest collection of animals and recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world. A winner of... more » Owner description: Auckland Zoo is home to New Zealand's largest collection of animals and recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world. A winner of national and international environmental-related awards, it is home to 120 different species and more than 750 animals. Set in stunning park-like surroundings with naturalistic animal environments, Auckland Zoo is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am. « less
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We found it a bit confusing to navigate around the area to find all animals and it was disappointing the penguins were nowhere to be seen (nesting season). Also, we didn't find many Australian animals, for example there were no kangaroos (or we didn't find them). It was not terribly expensive and just a short bus ride away from the... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

my wife wanted to visit zoo so I said ok and am glad I did I also enjoyed , so zoo are not just for kids ,

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Fantastic, so interesting and educational. Simply amazing being so up close with the chicks. Very informative talk that provides you with all the information about the Kiwi and the program "Operation Nest Egg". The Zoo itself is very well presented habitats and very happy animals. Thanks for the experience.

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Strand, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A visit to the Auckland Zoo is worth your while, everything is well kept and we got the impression that the people who look after the animals have their best interest at heart. I usually do not like zoo`s, but here the animals looked quite happy. It was also very informative and there is a nice Cafe where we had... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We were up in Auckland for Cirque du Soleil and so made a weekend of it. We went to the zoo on Saturday mid morning and spend a delightful 4 hours there. The time went so fast, walking around the many areas of animal enclosures. It is so well laid out walking in a circle back to the start. The... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The layout is brilliant and it is quite obvious that the animals are cared for. We loved it and look forward to going back

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Coming from Melbourne, we're pretty proud of what we think are three excellent zoos. Auckland Zoo absolutely matches what we have at home. It is close to Auckland CBD, the animal displays are fantastic, maps and directions are great and the staff / volunteers could not have been more friendly and helpful. This especially applies to the Sumatran Tiger keepers,... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited here with our kids aged 8 & 12. We had been about 7 years ago and it was good to see many new developments. We arrived as the zoo opened so some of the animals were not out but we saw them later before we left - the hippos and rhinos didn't want to show themselves though. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Our children grew up watching this zoo on the TV in Australia and we all appreciated the warmth and passion the keepers showed towards their animals. This shows in the beautifully presented enclosures, the paths and gardens, and of course in the spectacular animals. Pity we didn't get to see a Kiwi.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our Auckland Zoo experience was a good one. There's a nice range of animals, the hiipos immersed in mud were cute and the flamingos were fascinating. Getting to the Zoo was easy by bus from Brittomart in the city, about 30 mins on any Western bound bus. The only criticism is that a few signposts pointing to what animals were... More

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