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Butterfly Creek

#36 of 271 things to do in Auckland Features Animals
10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland 2150, New Zealand
+64 9-275 8880
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Great for kids. Nice place well presented. feeding the animals is a lot of fun. lots of interesting... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Daniel W
via mobile
A very special place to visit.

Recommend a visit. We spent 5 1/2 hours there on our visit today with 7 and 9 year old girls... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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Butterfly Creek has a unique collection of animals, insects and critters. It has brought the worlds most aggresive predator the Australian Crocodile to New Zealand,(2 Giant Salt Water Crocodiles) Alligators, Tropical Aquaria, full Petting Zoo & established a breeding program for endangered Giant Wetapunga and has Australasia`s premier Butterfly House with up to 700 butterflies. New in 2014 is the fantastic Dinosaur Kingdom - a world of real life sized dinosaurs to glare at! A fantastic family day out all year round with all weather undercover attractions & cafe. There is something for the whole family!Plus - Complementary shuttle to & from the airport for those visiting the attractions - just arrive at the airport and visit the iSite information centre and ask them to call you a shuttle.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“farm animals” (62 reviews)
“petting zoo” (33 reviews)
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10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland 2150, New Zealand
+64 9-275 8880
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Great for kids. Nice place well presented. feeding the animals is a lot of fun. lots of interesting wild life. Terrible coffee. Too hot and burnt.

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Recommend a visit. We spent 5 1/2 hours there on our visit today with 7 and 9 year old girls. Especially good if you have not had experience with animals. had up close encounters with handling rabbits, guiena pigs, mice, baby chicks and feeding lambs,...More

Thank PaulandJude1955
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Visited in Dec 2015 with my family who came over from Oz. I found it a little expensive but it was worth it. They do have different packages though where you can choose farm only or farm and train rides to suit your budget. Love...More

Thank Mareah M
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Free parking. Also has tonnes of stuff for the little ones to do. Butterfly farm is not massive but probably has enough for the young ones to see and some will float down to your hands. Crocodile feeding is always good fun. Dinosaur kingdom is...More

Thank Marcus L
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Worth a visit. More than just butterflies. Fun for all in the family and you get to walk amung the butterfies

Thank Kassie54
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Breakfast at Butterfly Creek was a sumptuous affair, the service was excellent, the food superb and the price affordable. The attractions were amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed them and would definitely come again bringing friends, family with me next time.

Thank 23margaretann
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Initially I wasn't sure about this place, but since it was so close to the airport (which is where we were staying for a layover), we decided to head over. The staff was very friendly and tremendously helpful – – especially Lucy – – she's...More

Thank MarkMohr
ButterflyCreek123, Marketing at Butterfly Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Hi Mark, Thanks so much for the amazing feedback! We love hearing about our visitor's experiences at Butterfly Creek and what the enjoyed most. Lucy was especially pleased with the mention, you made her day. We look forward to seeing you next time. From the...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our family does not enjoy Butterfly Creek. The butterfly enclosure and feeding of the crocodile was fun but the place is overpriced. The dinosaurs are fun to watch but after sometime they too are boring. The petting zoo is just ok.

Thank ShahHNZ
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We spent a fun-filled few hours at Butterfly Creek in the school holidays with 2 littlies and 3 school-aged kids. The dinosaurs were a hit with the bigger kids but a bit too realistic and scary for one of the little ones. We went back...More

Thank karen b
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was an ok place that's getting pretty tried, but is still worth the visit and they are doing it up staff in the cafe weren't very friendly and didn't want to help but food was nice

Thank Hoffy001
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Amnon M
1 January 2017|
Response from Mareah M | Reviewed this property |
Should be open check the website for their holiday hours
23 January 2016|
Response from ButterflyCreek123 | Property representative |
Hi there, yes you can show your phone over the counter. Hope that helps.