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“Great range of animals in great surroundings”
Review of Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo
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$32.30*
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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #11 of 264 things to do in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Auckland
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26 reviews
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“Great range of animals in great surroundings”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a really good zoo and provides great entertainment for all ages. There is a huge range of animals in a great enironment. Would recommend putting 3 hours aside for a visit.

Visited August 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“School Holiday Visit”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Loved Auckland Zoo. Very clean and tidy. Animals well cared for. Loved Burma elephant walking around with keeper in grounds of zoo. Loads of children, everyone enjoying themselves. Staff smiley and helpful.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Zoo is wonderful”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

The landscaping is awesome! We loved the new bird area too. It is a beautiful zoo and something to be proud of. After seeing rather a few in the world this one comes up on top. Go NZ!

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A lot of fun”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Like other reviewers have said, Auckland Zoo is fairly small, so two or three hours is long enough to visit. Having said that, it is well worth going along.

It is much less formal than a lot of other zoos I've been too. For instance, we saw an elephant going for a walk through the zoo.

There was also a great section that focused on New Zealand wildlife, including the Kiwi, Tuatara, Kea and Kunekune pig.

To get there by bus, go to stop 7100 (outside Sky City) and take bus 030, or any bus beginning 11- to 19-. Hop off opposite Motions Road, which is the Zoo entrance.

Visited September 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Great for Kids and big Kids”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have been a few times this year, and always finds something new and interesting. Well set out, with as natural enclosures for the stars of the zoo (animals) as they can do with the space.

Very stroller friendly, and kids love it. Good playground, and activities for the little kids also.

So glad I have kids to give me an excuse to go to zoo.

Visited August 2012
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