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Review of Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo
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$19.87*
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$34.86*
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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking
Reviewed February 1, 2012

Auckland Zoo is super for everyone who is an animal lover. You come very close to the animals without being intimidated. The enclosure are superb - my favouite is the one with the Giraffes :-)

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

I bought a "Behind the Scenes" pass for my 15yo nephew. He loved it. After 3 hours on that, he was still keen to spend another 3 hours on the rest of the zoo that he hadn't seen on his African Experience.

Thank CiaoCiaoBella
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

This zoo has an excellent native birds area (including kiwi), but it is far from world-class like they suggest in their advertising.
The range of animals is fairly interesting but most of the exhibits are dated and mildly depressing.
Why they film the television show, 'The Zoo' there is beyond me. Wellington zoo, though much smaller, has a far better lay-out and is a more enjoyable experience.
Auckland zoo is not a photographers zoo.
One positive note is the inclusion of the vet/research station which is good from an education point of view.
My recommendation is to go (because all public zoos deserve a look!), but don't expect a Taronga or San Diego experience.

Thank Alastair S
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Auckland zoo.
When we first arrived we had lunch at the Darwin cafe, we ordered a pizza, it was delicious and a homemade style so didn't seem so 'fast foodish' we also had coffees which were of an acceptable standard.
We then headed over to the pridelands for Giraffe feeding, you get to hold a carrot and the giraffe takes it out. A lovely boardwalk and plenty of shade for the little ones while watching.
Our Son loved it and so did we.
There were plenty of animals to see around that side of the zoo. Unfortunately by the time we got to the tigers it was mid afternoon and they must have been hunkered away in the shade but we saw all the other animals so weren't disappointed.
The staff were really friendly and approachable.
Zoos aren't cheap but I thought it was reasonably priced ($22 per adult) and under 4's get in free.

Thank Kiwikl
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

We had a wheelchair family member and a 2 year old - caterered for very well

Thank docosa10
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