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. Use our Auckland trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Auckland Zoo and other attractions in Auckland.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This zoo is so nice! It feels like a really great space for all of the animals who live there and you can tell that the staff love their jobs and their animals. They were also all very friendly and he...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    If you've been to other zoos there isn't much difference. But I did go on the Galapagos tortoise experience and that was awesome! You get to rub their shells and learn some interesting facts while con...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful zoo with wide selection of animals and great habitats. Easy 30 minute ride from CBD. Great opportunities to interact with many exhibits. We will return.  more »
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  • . (01/2017) One of the best places to visit in Auckland. Quite big in size and versatile animal collection. While walking across, you can easily figure out how well the animals are treated in the zoo to make them feel like being in their natural spots. Lot of interactive ways are provided to get closer to animals safely. Had opportunity to see some of the rare species. Friendly staff. Enjoyed the visit.
  • Lovely exhibits for the animals, with lots of care taken to make it a great home for the animals. There is always something going on to spruce the place up, bring in new animals or give the animals a better home. The staff are always friendly and always happy to answer any questions that my children may toss their way.
  • Zoo was good, animals were a bit sparse but I think they were eating on getting some more. Baby changing rooms really need upgrading as they are really tired and new updating and more space. Had a fun day though :)
  • We have membership, and happy to visit their. Though, comparing to other zoos we have been in around the world, this one is a bit run down. Great to see some Zebras, Giraffes and a rhino. But most other animals are either not in their cages, or look half asleep or half dead. We did see any elephants, tigers, otters, lemurs, monkeys, red pandas, devils, spiders, hipo.... The new Kangaroos are cool though. Hopefully they will invest in more animals soon!
  • Very large collection of animals to see and things to do. Staff are friendly and give great introductions to the animals. There is a playground for kids with a big slide and a Dragon for kids to climb. This is one of the great places in Auckland for family with children. Highly recommended.

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