Butterfly Creek, Auckland

Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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.
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  • The exhibits were good but let down by the service and the signage. Starting in the carpark there is signage warning you of low lifes and the justice system (quite offensive in my view). Then we...  more »
  • Awesome place.cant wait to come more often with our annual pass. Plenty of animals and lots of cute bunnies.  more »
  • 4 x butterflies. No kiwi. Hardly any food options. A real letdown and very expensive for what we got  more »
  • 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

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