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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  • Auckland Zoo is totally awesome ! It has a great collection of animals and I love the design and layout. Its easy to navigate and so beautiful. It’s definitely worth visiting especially if you have little kids. They have so much fun here. The place also has some cafes in case you want to grab a bite or rest up for a bit. This place is highly recommended.
  • I had no idea what to expect from Auckland zoo. Turns out it's awesome! They have a really wide mix of animals, from your traditional giraffes and the like, through to some weird and wonderful local animals. Seeing kiwis so close was amazing! Whilst I was there they had a bug exhibition on too which was well worth the extra entrance fee. All in all a really enjoyable day out for the family.
  • Our group of 4 adults, 2 toddlers and 1 infant had a lovely time getting up close and fairly personal with the animals. Highlights were the big cats - we were fortunate enough to witness the tiger being fed and to see both the lionesses and cheetahs on the prowl - and the elephants. There was also what looked to be a great playground for the kids, however, naptimes intervened. Recommended for anyone visiting Auckland.
  • Great place to take the family, drinks and food were a bit over priced though. Also the parents room had a small toilet for little ones. There's no area to stick your toddler while changing baby which i think should be changed. Over all the zoo has great enclosures we enjoyed the elephant and giraffe feedings.
  • The Auckland Zoo has a great section for New Zealand wildlife. I found the large open air mesh-covered NZ 🐦 "cage" (it was more like a small forest). This is were I met one of the zoo keepers feeding the birds, she was very nice and a great guide to all of the different kinda of birds. The parrots would pose on the rails making really easy to take photos. The kiwi bird exhibit is great but it is hard to take photos because its pretty dark. The rest of the zoo was pretty standard. The cafe at the zoo was a bit crowded but the setting was really nice and the food was great. All in all I would highly recommend the zoo as family day trip or as a chance for a tourist to see some of the native animals they missed on their trip.
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