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Auckland Zoo

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Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Auckland Zoo Entry Ticket
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Auckland Zoo Entry Ticket
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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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100 Motions Road | Western Springs, Auckland Central, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
+64 9-360 3800
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have to say you did not see most of animals. To expensive for what you see. Yes lively walk around saw some animals but trees and walkways .I leave the rest for you to see and make your judgement.

Thank lindagarrood
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Weather was questionable but it didn't matter. Zoo is well laid out, plenty of space for the animals and good viewing spots. The number of animals and the range is great and the NZ area enables a good understanding of the local flora and fauna....More

Thank downunderbaby
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great zoo! Not too expensive and a really great layout. Giraffes and elephants were a real highlight as you can get so close to them. A lot of NZ birds that were great to look at and not too long distances between each...More

Thank cateash
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There was some construction going on at the zoo to upgrade enclosures but we still saw a lot of great animals. The highlight for us was the zoo experience with the Galapagos Tortoises. It was worth the cost and our guide, Dave, was amazing!! So...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I haven’t been to the zoo for ages but went with some young family a few weeks back and it is as good as ever. Actually, it is continuously improving. I love that more and more animals are making it out of cages into open...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been to the zoo in about a year or so, and my it has changed! Though part of the zoo is under construction, it was still about a 5 hour dent in my day. Loved seeing the upgraded Meerkat enclosure where you could really...More

Thank Ann Marie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been nearly 10 years since I have visited the auckland zoo and must say I was extremely disappointed. Lack of enclosures opened and food and hot drinks stalls available fall well below international standards. Until they get standards up I believe they are...More

Thank B H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I originally had no plans to go to "just another zoo" however I found myself alone with no plans on one day of my trip so I decided to check out the zoo. My favourite area was Africa but my favourite enclosure was the Red...More

Thank jessbear12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It‘s a nice zoo. Worth a visit. I hopped off there from the Explorer Hop-on / Hop- off cit bus tour.

Thank Denis L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a big enclosure for the African animals. A clear glass enclosure for the tiger, where you can see the majestic animal up close. Some interesting local animals too.

Thank TangGrace
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June 5, 2018|
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Response from 271callumd | Reviewed this property |
You can do tours. But I wouldn't reccomend it. The zoo is so well sign posted. But tours are cheap if you really want to.
October 24, 2017|
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Response from alsden1 | Reviewed this property |
There are wallabies no kaolas
October 12, 2017|
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Response from RKD1972 | Reviewed this property |
hi you can take city bus from Hobson St. Bus no 18, 110, 132, 133 will go to auckland zoo. you can include MOTAT also on the same day as this is close by