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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 - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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We were visiting from Australia. Attended a Red Panda feeding experience. Was excellent. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The park was excellent. Will come back again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is, by far, the worst zoo I've ever visited in a Western country. Ticket was 18US$ and while we were expecting a gorgeous zoo (according to numerous reviews), it was all VERY disappointing. First of all, there were very little animals in the zoo. The entire place felt more of a park rather than a zoo, with long distances... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were visiting from Australia. Attended a Red Panda feeding experience. Was excellent. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The park was excellent. Will come back again.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

great place for family trips!! love the environment and the animals are so friendly!! we would definitely go back if we are back at Auckland!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Love the Auckland Zoo compared to others i have visited oversea's. Always lush and green, the animals have room to roam and they are so well kept. LOVE the auckland zoo!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It had been a few months since we last went to the zoo and I was impressed to see the amount of construction activity and the modifications underway. I was also amazed at how peaceful it was at 4pm on a sunny winter Saturday afternoon, despite the number of people around. Lovely place to spend an interesting few hours without... More 

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morrinsville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

All the animals were looking as happy as a caged animal can and was a great day with the grandkids. Recommended highly

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Auckland NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I visited here with a 6 and 8 year old.. we were time limited and only managed 4 hours here - they didn't want to leave. We could have spent the day here. Lots of places to have picnics, although we ate in the cafe. Lots to choose from and a good selection of food for the little people as... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Its a great place for children to see loads of animals. The kiwis are quite hard to see. Also their are random pukekos everywhere.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's a zoo, it does zooey things. Auckland Zoo does them well and it is a reliably good day out with the kids. Highlight for us was seeing a kiwi, although we had to be patient enough to wait for one to surface. A good number of native birds can also be seen. The usual mediocre food, coffee and souvenirs... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We went mid week and were lucky as it was really quiet. Lots to see although some alterations going on so we missed a couple of animals but it wouldn't put me off. It was one of the best zoos I have been to. Very big and a must do if you have kids. A good family day out.

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