Auckland Zoo, Auckland

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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  • The Auckland Zoo is not too far from CBD so you can just take the bus to get trere, it will drop you off not too far and then just a 10 min walk or so, lost of open areas which are pretty cool for...  more »
  • We loved our visit to the Auckland zoo. It was a quiet day there and we had a lovely walk around with our 4 year old while on holiday from Australia. Great gift shop too.  more »
  • Extraordinary place! One day visit, great views and special animals, like I have never seen. You have there anything you need at your hand:water. Ice cream, food. Very well organized  more »
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  • We love Auckland Zoo ! It’s fabulous for young and old . We have been been going for quite a number of years. Always find something new. The animals are very well looked after the grounds are very clean and tidy and well maintained. Lots of different lunch options. Great fun play areas for the children. Water fountains and picnic tables . Clean bathrooms. Love Auckland Zoo . It’s definitely worth a visit or Two !!!!
  • We had a great time at the zoo. If you buy your tickets the day before you visit online you save $5. There are lots of zookeeper talks throughout the day. The highlight was definitely seeing 3 kiwis during feeding time. There is a good variety of animals and the zoo is currently undergoing major development for the new enclosure. Also great that they no longer use single use coffee cups.
  • Auckland Zoo is a great place to visit. I took advantage of the afternoon & evening session. A really nice time to visit. The zoo is undergoing a serious upgrade & this refurbishment is overdue. Most exhibits are of high quality. However I found the Galapagos turtle enclosure lacked in many areas. There wasn't a blade of grass to graze on & the turtle seemed to lack of cleanliness I would expect. Overall thoughts great place to visit for the young & old. Can't wait to see the upgrades.
  • Good place to visit specially for kids. Well trained elephants amazing. But there is not much animals. Kids playing area is nice. Lovely environment. Enjoy lot. Hope visit again.
  • Lovely zoo, just the right size. I love the winding nature of the path through different parts of the world, to the different exhibits. The animals seem happy. They are currently (March 2020) in the process of building a climate controlled dome of sorts. As an avid coffee drinker, I appreciate the cafes sprinkled throughout, as well as the fact they do not use throwaway cups - you can bring your own or pay a $3 deposit for a metal cup. (You get your deposit back when you turn your cup in.)

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