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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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  • Located just outside the centre, it is easy to access via several bus lines the zoo is well laid out and each enclosure offers a beautiful living space in my opinion! They highlight particularly well the local wildlife via a very nice course! The Savannah course is also superb and allows you to perfectly the giraffes, zebras and rhinoceros. The girls loved it, especially the elephants show
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  • We spent the day at the zoo. Lots to see. Friendly volunteer staff happy to answer question about the animals ad conservation programmes. Great for kids to play in a few areas including the iconic dra...  more »
  • There is something for everyone at the Auckland Zoo. If you are disabled book ahead for a mobility scooter as the zoo is very scooter and wheelchair friendly.  more »
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  • Took my little guy here for his first birthday and it was great, lots to see and do for all ages and on a Monday morning it was lovely and quiet with no crowds. We got lunch at The Watering Hole in the Safari area and the food was amazing and really quick service. The layout and design can be a little bit of a maze so keep your little ones close because they could easily walk off 10m and get lost in some areas. There was also lots of areas where you could quickly duck out of the rain showers without having to gun for it. Friendly zoo staff who are quite happy to stop and talk about the animals or renovations going on.
  • Finally a zoo worth visiting. Well maintained, interesting themes, good facilities, reasonably priced cafés. We came on a windy day, but that was not a problem with the way the zoo is designed, the wind was not bothering. Our toddler had a great day and a lot of fun. We will be coming back for sure.
  • Yes loved auckland zoo. Has every kind of animal and bird rectile. kids will love it and also adults. Easy to get around.
  • Great day out for the family or even just to walk around and take some pictures. Everything on site from coffee to food and even ice cream. And just like the wild you are not sure what of their many animals will be out and about which makes it even more worth while when you a great view of them
  • Amazing experience. Buggy's are $8 to hire (incl double - made it so much easier!!). Wonderful disability prices and we couldn't have had more fun here if we'd tried!