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“A day at the zoo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo
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$25.92*
and up
Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #11 of 255 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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A day at the zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of the best zoos ever! The animals are kept in enclosures that allow them to move about freely while at the same time offering good viewing. The grounds are most attractive and have several options for a picnic or cafe-style meals. The New Zealand section gives a good idea of what the visitor might encounter in various parts of the country. The animals (mostly birds, though one mustn't forgot the tuatara, eels and seals!) and bush and beach settings are all very attractive and well displayed. staff at the zoo are very helpful especially the many volunteers in their bright red uniforms who were happy to assist with directions and informations.

Visited February 2014
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Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent place for a walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Interesting and adorable animals in a park- like setting. If you like animals or plants then you will enjoy your day here. Helpful staff and volunteers!

Visited February 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“A "TRIBAL" Day Out for all the family ( tribe)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I spent 6 hours at the Auckland Zoo a couple of weeks ago. It was a very nice sunny day but not too hot ! There are plenty of shady spots throughout to take a brief stop. Yes, there where lots of people,singles, couples, teens, families (of all ages from babies upwards) there, but it did not seem crowded. By prebooking, it is possible to have the use of a 'wheelchair' or 'mobility scooter' at no charge for those with mobility problems.
There are food and drink outlets throughout the Zoo or take your own with you. There are specific 'feeding times' for the various animals when you can see the animals out and about.
In summary a great day out and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves !

Visited April 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Entertained for the Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Pack a picnic or have lunch at the on-site cafe - you'll need sustenance to get you through a full day at Auckland Zoo. Lots to see & do. The zoo is wonderfully set amongst the trees & offers lots of places to rest along the meandering pathways. Adults and children enjoy the experience. Good value for money.

Visited December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A family favourite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We've been making our way to the Auckland Zoo at least once a year for as long as I can remember. A lot has changed in the time that I have been visiting, and all for the better. Auckland Zoo is a tranquil oasis offering something for everyone not too far from the CBD. Highlights include the Sea Lion exhibit, Pridelands and the ever popular Meercat tunnels. Weekends are busy at the Zoo but there is always plenty of room and a good view at every enclosure.

Visited December 2013
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