Auckland Zoo, Auckland Central

Become a zookeeper for a day at , located near the city's central business district. Established in the 1920s, this 16 hectare (40 acre) zoo protects and exhibits animals native to New Zealand as well as a few species from distant corners of the world. Six themed zones devoted to the country's indigenous animals shelter ducks, herons, eels, frogs, owls, lizards, seals, and penguins. Every day the zoo hosts free, informative animal encounters, where professional zookeepers share their experiences and teach visitors about the many challenges of wildlife conservation. Check the website for a detailed listing of all daily encounters and tours. Make Auckland Zoo a centerpiece of your Auckland Central vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Auckland Central trip planner .
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  • Its a full day visiting the zoo but so worth it, be prepared & bring warm clothing & rain coats etc, if your on a budget bring a packed lunch, the cafes are good but can be expensive for a whole famil...  more »
  • We went there with a 5 yo kid and a baby. Definitely a great place for family. Although many sections were closed for upgrading, we still had fun seeing the other animals especially the tigers! Most i...  more »
  • We visited on a chilly day in May. There weren't too many people there, so that was nice. The zoo map wasn't particularly helpful and the zoo could do with better/additional signage to tell you where ...  more »
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  • Incredible family time. Highly recommended for all ages. Wheelchair friendly too. Heaps of animals to experience - ranging from The Americas, Africa, New Zealand, Australia and many more. Take your own picnic, or buy something there... There's a 'water-hole' for All to enjoy.
  • Went in here - must have been not long after a storm that had seen a few enclosures close down. Unfortunately there was quite a few and nothing was said upon purchasing tickets or signs outside. I would have liked to have known prior to entry as some of the animals that were not there are ones we wanted to see. We did enjoy our visit but would rather full information about closed enclosures been given so we could have rescheduled our visit
  • I really enjoyed my visit. They have really done a great job to make the exhibits look cool for humans while giving plenty of space for the animals. Only downside was the tiger and some other exhibits are a work in progress still but it hardly impacted the experience.
  • Amazing experience, went while the bug lab was on and it definitely was worth it! Unfortunately there is only index tiger and no hippos currently, how've the new lion are so cool and especially the cheetahs. Our tour guide Sarah was also very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about everything she talked about. Would highly recommend the zoo as everything is being maintained and worked on, definitely worth going to!
  • Awesome experience here. Well worth the drive. I like how it felt like there was always something to see in every corner. For an example the Hamilton Zoo space was very big and it felt like a long walk whereas the Auckland Zoo they had all the animals so close to each other it felt like we didn't miss out on anything as all we had to do was walk all the way around to see all their animals which was structured fantastically. This is by far the best zoo I've seen and my babies loved it. Especially all the boat, playgrounds, and statue of animals.
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