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“Nice day out”
Review of Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo
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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #11 of 264 things to do in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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176 reviews
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“Nice day out”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Lovely day out regardless of ages,only complaint is cafe food expensive and not great so bring your own,great to see the animals and zoo meepers very friendly.

Visited February 2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Nicely done”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Even though the winter weather tried to thwart our fun, the zoo was a great place to explore and entertained the family. Loved the aviaries and elephant as well as the Australian Walkabout. Nicely laid out and not too big, so it wasn't exhausting.

Visited July 2014
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“Fun in city”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

An attractive zoo with lot of variety of animals and birds, we are surprised to see a hugh orangutan climbing up and down, just little disappointed we couldn't see the Elephant and giraffe. The zoo is well maintained with nice education activities for youth and children. Location very easy access just 15 mins bus distance from Auckland center. It's a relax and fun place for everyone .

Visited June 2014
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“Great Family Day Out”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Very nicely laid out Zoo with a good mixture of exotic animals and a section dedicated to the NZ species. Got all the big Safari game type animals, Elephant's, Tiger's, Lion's, Hippo's etc which to be fair are the animals my little animals want to see. Good value too - around $70 - 80 for a family of five. The kids loved doing the little questionnaire that they take around with them and a nice touch at the end with a little prize for a completed form.
Only one negative I can think of - Parking can be a little tight if it is a busy day so get there early.
All in all a nice Zoo in very nice grounds. Recommended !

Visited July 2014
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Tirau, New Zealand
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“behind the scenes tour”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

WOW amazing worth every cent to meet these incredible animals and spend time with people who look after them and have such great knowledge of them is a real treat. if you re thinking of spending the money to do the extra behind the scenes tour DO IT really is worth it and you learn so much and see so much more than you would if you just went in as general admission. And the a good percent of what you pays goes towards helping that breed or species in their home habitat or towards breeding program mes. we will be back to do more of them.

Visited June 2014
Thank Megan A
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