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Address: Motions Road | Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
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+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
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals...

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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Great day out

Superb zoo and a great day out for children. The zoo is very well laid out and my three kids loved the tunnels and play area. I really like the layout of the NZ area and it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb zoo and a great day out for children. The zoo is very well laid out and my three kids loved the tunnels and play area. I really like the layout of the NZ area and it's equally educational and fun. We liked it so much we became members so we can keep going back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids loved it, and good for us, never seen the vets working in real time before, impressed with that.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Both main car parks were full and there weren't any parks on the street by the Zoo. We parked uo towards Motat and walked through the park. This issue needs to be addressed I feel. The Zoo is okay and the kids there were enjoying it, especially the Meerkat display. The African area was bare of grass and the animals... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time I go to the Auckland Zoo, it has been improved, yet again. The new and updated exhibits, coupled with the fantastic volunteers, make for a good day out, especially with children. The interactive exhibits, ( like tuatara patting ), was a pleasant surprise. The staff and volunteers had very good knowledge of the exhibits, and animals, which made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go. Its amazing. Lots of walking and u can hire a pram if u forgot yours. :-) Hippo died so we were sad not to see that but friendly staff and amazing enclosures. Food is pricey. .. $4 for a sausage roll 😯 so suggest you pack some snacks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Auckland Zoo has definitely evolved over the years into a zoo focused on informing people about their effects on animal welfare. A great focus on conservation, recycling and they are also walking the talk. Great to see the animal hospital open as another way of educating the public. Awesome!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I grew up in Auckland and I've watched this zoo go from good, to pretty bad, to good, again, to better, and today when I went back it was excellent. To put this in perspective, I've been to San Diego Zoo, which is generally rated as the best Zoo in the world (it really is spectacular), and I think for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean, well organised and just lovely :) If you bring a small child, make sure to take a buggy as it can be quite a walk for little children. Hangout at the green area, get an ice cream cone and just relax -- overall a good family day trip :)

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Disappointed with the visit. Lots of enclosures empty, no clear direction signs in the majority of the zoo. The penguin enclosure only had one solitary penguin... not the best Zoo we've visited.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The animals were clearly restricted to some small areas. There is concrete everywhere. Feels like more of a gaol for the animals rather than a sanctuary. There are better zoos around the world that offer a better facilities to the animals.

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