Butterfly Creek, Auckland

3.8
Colorful butterflies and saltwater crocodiles come together at Butterfly Creek, a popular tourist attraction located just minutes from Auckland's international airport. This sanctuary contains a huge butterfly house, home to over 700 free-flying butterflies and exotic birds. A huge draw for families with kids, this site includes a playground area and offers train rides around a dinosaur-themed exhibit. After you see prehistoric creatures come to life, head to the interactive farmyard, where you can hold and pet cuddly creatures including rabbits, guinea pigs, alpacas, sheep, and pigs. End your visit at the crocodile enclosure, housing two saltwater crocs originally from Australia. With our online itinerary creator, Auckland attractions like Butterfly Creek can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Butterfly Creek
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Butterfly Creek Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
630 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • Place is looking really tired. Entry is expensive and so is the second rate food. A couple of the staff are really friendly and engaging, but most of them looked mildly annoyed by our presence...  more »
  • We normally love going to Butterfly Creek, however when we went on Saturday the 14th of March and entered the Butterfly house it was so unbearably hot! and humid with so many sprinklers everywhere...  more »
  • I took friends for a visit before they flew back to Canada as we were hoping to see the Kiwi's.... Finally found one curled up and sleeping.... The Butterfly's were gawjus and the otters so very...  more »
Google
  • Great experience with the kids. Awesome place for the family. Kids loved all the animals and the train ride. Friendly staff. Served my Melanie, very Wonderful costumer service and very friendly. Great environment. Had a awesome time.
  • We've been there today with our toddler, we had such a wonderful time! This place is amazing! They thought of every little detail and made it really awesome. We spent 3 hours there, and had to leave because our toddler was very tired, but you could easily spent there more time! I highly recommend!
  • Nice place for kids, especially the farm. Kids have fun feeding the goats and touching the fluffy rabbits. We see kiwi for the first time. Exciting! The cafe offers good food. There are also some party rooms there. Good place for kids’ birthday parties. Tickets can be booked on the official website or bought at the entrance.
  • Always a good time at The Creek. The new Otter and Kiwi exhibitions are fantastic. Do yourself a favour and let your eyes adjust to the dark so you can enjoy the kiwis. It takes a few.minutes, but well worth it.
  • Such an awesome place to take the family. My two toddlers absolutely loved it and so did my 8 year old. Something for everyone

Plan your trip to Auckland

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Auckland

4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 8 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Auckland

3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Auckland

4.9
Duration: 5h 30 min
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Tours in Auckland

See all ›
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Auckland

4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Auckland

4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Plans to Butterfly Creek by other users

8 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in Auckland & Taupo BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, teens, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 54 days in Auckland Region BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 55 days in Queenstown & Auckland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in South America, South Pacific, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Taupo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in Asia, South Pacific, South America & Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in Europe & South Pacific BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans