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“Impressive!”
Review of Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo
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US$33.91*
and up
Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #11 of 269 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 older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
Boonah, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Impressive!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I grew up going to Auckland Zoo and always loved the 'childrens zoo' with the guinea pigs etc. I was so pleased to see that they had kept this aspect of the zoo as well as the massive dragon, which the children of today are still having just as much fun playing on. You could still see the remnants of the old enclosures and how they have been re-purposed to create more suitable environments for the animals. Gone are the red painted 'british-ness' of days of old and replaced with more soothing colours and textures of the natural world. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and around every corner was a different world. I loved particularly the the use of NZ native flora, it's so colourful and the show casing of some of NZ own native species. The bird enclosures are fabulous.

Also worth a visit when your in the area is MOTAT [museum of transport and technology] which is a tram ride down the road past Western Springs Park.

Visited October 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Love the Zoo!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is by far the best zoo I have ever been to. It is exciting, innovative and people of all ages can appreciate the work gone into keeping this zoo modern and fun to visit. There are interactive areas that the kids can appreciate, and then the animals actually are well looked after. The enclosures are always clean, and watching the feedings and listening to the commentary is fun too. This zoo is awesome!

Visited May 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always somin to see”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Auckland Zoo is always worth a visit and each time is different to the last. Love the new enclosures and the fact there are opportunities to book in for animal encounters. Food is a bit pricey and there isn't much to choose from.

Visited June 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Great fun with the animals”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We had a great day at the zoo for a reasonable price. We got to see a great variety of animals and it was very nice to walk around. It was very quiet because we went during school holidays so it was very peaceful.
A couple of areas were closed off but we did not feel like we missed out.

Visited June 2014
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Love!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This zoo is great, as far as zoo's go. the animals seem loved and they seem to be as "free" as they possibly can be. Definitely a must see!

Visited January 2014
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