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Auckland Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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100 Motions Road | Western Springs, Auckland Central, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
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+64 9-360 3800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We bought our ticket with our on-off bus ticket. Easy, quick entry and spent 3 hours exploring. Easily could have stayed longer if we slowly went around. Up close to elephants and even sighted a kiwi in the dark. One section was being upgraded, but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SuzyQ76Sydney
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't spend as much of the day at the Zoo as we should of, then when we got there, 20 mins in, had to shelter in the Mearkat area, also near the Lions as a down pour come over the Park, luckily it cleares...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravellinGavin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great animals, wonderful people, saw kiwi birds, lions, had a terrific time, amazing birds - zookeepers were exceptionally friendly and helpful

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This zoo is a great place to visit Suitable for all ages Easy to just wonder around on the circuit going from one attraction to the next Worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CarlB2714
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

International guests would benefit from wifi. I’ve never seen a giraffe before, or a zebra or an ostrich. Reasonably priced for a family. Kids playground kept them going for 45 minutes. Plenty of water bubblers.

Thank Sazette114
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pleasant but not particularly exciting visit. The zoo is well laid out and easy to navigate and the entry price was cheap, probably due to the large renovation being done at the moment. The best parts were the NZ birds, the reptiles...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mcm04999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best zoo I have been to in the world. There is construction at the mo while building a new enclosure but don’t let that deter you visiting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Odyssey395615
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here as sort of a last-minute decision and I'm so glad I did! It's not a huge zoo but there's plenty to see and they obviously care very much about wildlife conservation.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anne T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Except the Old Elephant Cafe closes too early. After all the walking we had done, we arrived at the Old Elephant Cafe at 10 mins to 3, not expecting that it closes at 3 pm sharp. Most other cafes close their kitchen at 3 pm...More

Thank Edwin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No complaints Awesome place for kids Have taken my kids here twice. Maybe more variety of food. More seating areas across the zoo. Otherwise beautiful place.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Loyal40
June 5, 2018|
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Response from callumdenali | Reviewed this property |
You can do tours. But I wouldn't reccomend it. The zoo is so well sign posted. But tours are cheap if you really want to.
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lorraineMagee
October 24, 2017|
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Response from DenW369 | Reviewed this property |
There are wallabies no kaolas
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aap68
October 12, 2017|
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Response from RKD1972 | Reviewed this property |
hi you can take city bus from Hobson St. Bus no 18, 110, 132, 133 will go to auckland zoo. you can include MOTAT also on the same day as this is close by
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