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“Good day out”
Review of Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo
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$33.52*
and up
Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #11 of 267 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: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Whangarei, New Zealand
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good day out”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Good value for money...plenty to see. Food was expensive and unappetizing though...best to take a picnic!! We went during the week and there were a load of schools visiting so it was chaos in a few places. Generally a good day in a beautiful environment!

Visited May 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Happy animals!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I took my grandchildren to the zoo for the first time and we were all astounded at the progress it has mad over the years. Great and happy time for all of us. Thanks

Visited January 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love the kiwis, beware the photographers!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

A nicely-presented small zoo - the highlight is the kiwi house (and yes we DID spot a couple!) but otherwise broadly the same animals you might find in any city zoo. Unfortunately we didn't make any of the 'animal encounters' and I hear they are excellent so that may have improved our visit.
I came here with my elderly mother and was disappointed with the hard-sell and rude behaviour of the photographers on site - I did complain to the zoo and I felt that they took my concerns seriously so hopefully their attitude has now improved!

Visited February 2013
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Walnut Creek, California
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“The zoo was a surprising gem!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We go to zoos all over the world when we travel, and Auckland Zoo is a surprising gem. Most of the exhibits are set up so that you get a clear view of the animals. Particular favorites included the Bengal tigers, the baboons and the elephants.

The zoo is fairly accessible by bus with a 15 minute walk to the entrance. The zoo is also smoke free in almost all -- if not all -- areas.

Visited February 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Excellent day out”
Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Short and sweet review. One of best zoos I have been too. Well laid out and very well signed so its virtually impossible to get lost. Excellent value. Bring sunscreen! Had a great time.

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