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Auckland Zoo

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Motions Road | Western Springs, Auckland Central, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
+64 9-360 3800
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Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, set in 17 hectares of lush parkland and just minutes from central Auckland. Auckland Zoo is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Motions Road | Western Springs, Auckland Central, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
+64 9-360 3800
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Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Today at the zoo, it was a short drive from our accommodation. It was a fun filled day with a large variety of different animals in their natural habitat with the favourites being loins, tiger, and the spider monkeys. A number of areas were under...More

Thank LiveToEatToLive
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Well kept, well cared for Nature Park.... animals kept in pristine settings as close to their natural habitat. Informed and gracious staff willing to answer any and all questions! Our 2 year old did not want to leave..... until the lion roared at her!!! That...More

Thank MKB48
Reviewed 1 November 2015

My friend and I visited the zoo when travelling on the Hop On Hop Off bus and found the Tigers and Lions all asleep. The sign posting made it difficult to find things. The elephants were moved to the back of their area just after...More

1  Thank Travelwise49
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We visited Auckland Zoo on Sunday and had a fantastic, relaxing day wandering through the park like grounds and watching the animals. The enclosures are well maintained and modern, giving plenty of room and entertainment for the animals. We found the Zoo volunteers particularly helpful,...More

Thank gl0betr0tting2014
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Staff are absolutely amazing with the kids and would happily chat with the kids even when they were busy. Not many places to duck into if it rains, but kids were quite happy to see the animals were still out. Very clean even though it...More

Thank kafeegirl
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

I was so lucky to enjoy the Red Panda experience, this is a behind the scene look at the Red Pandas, I would suggest you try an experience like this. Our zoo is a great day out and had a huge amount to see and...More

Thank Leonie B
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Took my wife to go and see for her first time. Pretty much everything was under construction. The worst thing is the setup and map, seems rather confusing if its your first time there.

Thank Prince B
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We have seen this zoo developing over many years and visited many times before, especially during the childhood of our children. A recent visit surprised us as the zoo has managed to create a very animal friendly environment to provide a great experience to visitors.

Thank Schursch
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Lots of variety of animals. As I'm from Australia I really wanted to see Kiwi and unfortunately was unable unless I wanted to pay for the guided visit; which was out of my price range. The rest of the zoo was great. Enjoyed the day...More

Thank Kristy M
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This is one impressive zoo. Lots to see and learn. The information boards aren't walls of text which can be taxing to read when you have been walking for a few hours. Lots of animals. A great experience.

Thank 518donaldj
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12 October 2017|
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Response from sam e | Reviewed this property |
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Maria F
20 March 2017|
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Response from AucklandZoo | Property representative |
Hi there, Our discounted rate for students (with student ID) is NZD$23.
15 January 2017|
Response from AucklandZoo | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes, you're more than welcome to bring a picnic lunch to the Zoo. We have lockers available (for an extra fee) if you want to store your lunch while you're exploring the Zoo.