Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo, Auckland Central: Hours, Address, Auckland Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Auckland Zoo
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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Scott D
6 contributions
Amazing day, great value for money. We have never been to a zoo where you feel as close to the animals as you do here.

Everything was good value here and the kids park was excellent.
Written 25 July 2022
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,723 contributions
We have been to the Auckland Zoo many times and always enjoyed it. Having not been for several years and knowing they had done some renovations we decided on our latest visit to Auckland that it was time for another visit.
They have made a good job of updating some of the exhibits to create nice environments for the animals. However, there is a lot of glass between you and the animals, and the day we were there most of the glass was terribly fogged up. Consequently we saw little of many of the animals. We came away feeling we had wasted our time and money.
We did have a conversation with one of the volunteers about the fogged windows, so I hope the comments are acted upon and they find a way to improve the experience for the customer.
We had lunch in the cafe (which is new since we were last there) and were impressed. The food was reasonably priced for a zoo cafe, with a good variety. We enjoyed a plate of samosas with salad and a juice.
We will leave it a few years before going again, and maybe try a different time of year.
Written 1 July 2022
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Greg & Margie du Bern
Katikati, New Zealand14 contributions
Lovely day out. The Zoo is very clean and the animals very well looked after. The layout of the different sections was very well done.
Written 14 June 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,950 contributions
Auckland Zoo has a diverse collection of animals and plants. We liked Te Wao Nui best, a collection of New Zealand animals and plants in their native habitats. Probably this will interest overseas visitors most. There are a wide variety of Australian, Asian, South American and African animals that will keep younger visitors entertained. The Zoo is well mainained; it's worth the trip.
Written 30 May 2022
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nathanf
21 contributions
Getting to see all of the animals up close and also having all sorts of fun walking around the place.
Written 24 May 2022
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Kiwiintheus
Levin, New Zealand185 contributions
I hadn't been to the Auckland zoo in decades. It is in a lovely setting with lots of bush and shrubs all around the park. The enclosures look well kept and the animals happy. Parking was up the road from the zoo, the onsite parking was full as was the sides of the road but further up was a spill over carpark. Even though the zoo was packed, there was still plenty of room for everyone to roam around while maintain social distancing.
Written 22 May 2022
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Phileas_Fogg1
Carterton, New Zealand105 contributions
Couples
What a fantastic zoo! We have visited a lot of zoos over the years and in a variety of countries and I have to say that Auckland zoo is up there with the best. We spent four hours at the zoo and had a great time. The animal enclosures are large and often don’t have obvious fences which mean you get unobstructed views of the animals. There is lovely planting throughout the grounds and plenty of seating both in the shade and out of it meaning that it is easy to stop and have a picnic. We struck the zoo on a quiet day which certainly helped so we had prime viewing spots and got to enjoy the animals in relative peace. If we lived in Auckland I would definitely become a member of the zoo and visit it on a regular basis!
Written 21 April 2022
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Rigger Reid
Timaru, New Zealand146 contributions
Couples
Had a great day at the zoo, will be awesome once they open the new animal enclosures, nice to see the animals all fit and healthy with good size enclosures
Was great to see lots of family’s with kids
Sad the elephants are leaving the one elephant that was left Burma looked very lonely.
The only negative point was no water fountains in use because of covid,
The price for a bottle of water 300ml $5.50 was very expensive no need to charge that much !!!!
Written 16 March 2022
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Linda Wesch-Hogg
10 contributions
The Zoo is in great shape and will be even better when the new exhibits are open and when we are out of red
Very helpful staff and volunteers
Great food and hygiene at the eateries
Need to book online now a days
Written 19 February 2022
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Viki E
Dublin, Ireland77 contributions
Great zoo with good ethos. Move toward conservation of animals and welfare is high on their priorities it seems. Not a massive range of animals, but amazing to have in NZ. I remember a time when it was enough to have one of every species they could in tiny cage, so this change is great. Routes around zoo are good, picnic spots increasing as construction ends.
Written 11 January 2022
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