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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.
Auckland Zoo reviews
Amazing animals, and the giant tortoises come so close to you you could almost touch them! Amazing for animal lovers more »
It was super busy but we were prepared for that being a long weekend. My daughter enjoyed being close to the giraffes and lions. I fell in love with a strawberry eating tortoise who posed for the... more »
Having been visiting this zoo since the 1960’s it’s encouraging to see the changes that have been made. The zoo has a clear direction in regards to what it can and will exhibit and for that they... more »
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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