Auckland Zoo, Auckland

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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 vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Auckland trip planner.
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  • This is one of the best Zoo’s I have ever seen. It is well laid out with nice enclosures and knowable staff. Wide variety of animals and even a vet hospital you can tour. Very well done and a great... 
    This is one of the best Zoo’s I have ever seen. It is well laid out with nice enclosures and knowable staff. Wide variety of animals and even a vet hospital you can tour. Very well done and a great...  more »
  • Amazing day, great value for money. We have never been to a zoo where you feel as close to the animals as you do here. Everything was good value here and the kids park was excellent. 
    Amazing day, great value for money. We have never been to a zoo where you feel as close to the animals as you do here. Everything was good value here and the kids park was excellent.  more »
  • We have been to the Auckland Zoo many times and always enjoyed it. Having not been for several years and knowing they had done some renovations we decided on our latest visit to Auckland that it was.....  more
    We have been to the Auckland Zoo many times and always enjoyed it. Having not been for several years and knowing they had done some renovations we decided on our latest visit to Auckland that it was.....  more »
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  • The new renovations are relatively interesting but the future ideas they have are absolutely epic. It is a nice place to bring your kids and everyone loves this place. The zoo has five areas with different animals in each of them. South America, Australia, South East Asia, New Zealand, Africa, and Asia. It is a great tourist attraction as well. Their map is super straight forward and the fist shop has some awesome souvenirs. I recommend this place to everyone.
  • What an amazing experience this visit to the Auckland Zoo was. So many years since last visited, so many changes to the animal enclosures. From the majestic lions to the orangutans, little penguins and those precious Elephants along with many other species this zoo is marvelous. Must mention the volunteers who do a wonderful job.
  • Great place to visit with kids or friends to see the animals and wildlife. It's a bit sad animals are captive and wish they were wild but the Auckland zoo looks after these animals exceptionally well. Would be cool if more things were open but bigger and better things are in the making. These will be exciting when they will be finished. The zoo does a good job reproducing some of the rare animals in the world. Would highly recommend
  • Last time i visited the zoo was 10 years ago. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. Love the cafes available with a wide choice of food. Animals are beautiful especially the baby white rhino. Great to see it out n about. Loved how playful the otters are, very entertaining.
  • The cafe is awesome. Much better than the old one. Pram rental was great. Monkey home is spectacular. Kids loved watching them while they are. Can't wait for the tigers to come back! Animals looked happy. Except the alligator. He looked grumpy as usual.

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