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Auckland Zoo

Address: Motions Rd | Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 9 360 3800
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Ranked #31 of 172 Activities in Auckland
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Owner description: Auckland Zoo is home to New Zealand's largest collection of animals and recognised as one of the...
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Me 59 :) taken to Zoo by daughter for my birthday :) Beautiful zoo, landscaped in true Kiwi fashion, animals well looked after .... never seen a Rhino enclosure with so much space, same for Giraffes and I saw a real live Kiwi :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

There is just so much to see and the enclosures are very spacious and you can see that all the animals are well looked after. One of the best zoo I have been to.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

An excellent day. The price for entry is $28 per adult but is well worth it. We spent time in the kea and weka enclosure and timed our visit to coincide with feeding. The zoo staff member gave a really good talk and answered many questions from the kids present. The keas are fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Recent criticisms of Auckland Zoo appear to centre around the visibility (or lack thereof) of the animals, but having visited last weekend we found the vast majority were in their enclosures. Perhaps other occasions when the animals weren't visible are a consequence of the irony of modern zoos, where the spacious enclosures required to help the animals not feel hemmed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Auckland Zoo is a very good attraction with plenty to see and along with wildlife from around the world there are loads of New Zealand animals and they do outstanding conservation work. Some of the restaurants are a bit dated but don't let this put you off.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Went for the day with our daughter. Beautiful scenery to walk through and the enclosures look beautiful-only issue is it means that many of the animals can't be seen so you spend ages looking for the different animals unsure if it is an empty enclosure! Beautiful lay out though so it's nice even just for a walk, albeit an expensive... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Normally I love the coming to this zoo, but I came last weekend with my family and although i admit it was scorching hot weather we were pretty disappointed. overall we saw about 6 animals. the spider monkeys that are normally so present were nowhere to be seen, nor were the baboons, lions, tigers, orangatans or gorillas or whatever the... More 

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Auckland_Zoo_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Auckland Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. You're right - it has been very warm this week! Just like us, our animals will seek out shade and cool spots during the heat of the day. We do try to design our exhibits so the animals can find comfortable spots but still be visible; sometimes it just takes a bit longer to spot them.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Perhaps I'm spoilt having Taronga Zoo on my backdoor but I think it is just Auckland Zoo's personality. Pricing is high for what it is and the additional tours to "get close and personal" , make it seem like a big money focussed business (at least most companies keep it on the down low). To be fair, it was a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went with our 8 and 6.5 year old kids. The zoo is an amazing setting and a lovely outing, but it was a stinking hot day so we were all struggling. And the animals were pretty quiet, not much activity going on at all. Even the baboons who can normally be trusted to entertain were just sitting. Was really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Brilliant. I will never pay to go to another zoo in NZ. Well priced (food included) and fantastic displays - well done Auckland Zoo!

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