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Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo
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99 Motions Rd, Western Springs


(09) 360 3805


Auckland Zoo

Opening Hours:

  • Weekdays: 9:30am–5pm
  • Weekends: 9:30am–5pm
  • Christmas Eve: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • Boxing Day: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • Boxing Day Observed: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • New Year's Eve: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • New Year's Day: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • Day after New Years Day: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • Waitangi Day: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • Waitangi Day observed: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • Valentine's Day: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • Good Friday: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • Holy Saturday: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • Easter Day: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • Easter Monday: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • April Fools: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • ANZAC Day: 9:30am–5:30pm
  • Mother's Day: 9:30am–5pm
  • Queen's Birthday: 9:30am–5pm

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.

There is lots to see and do all year, including events, animal encounters, behind-the-scenes experiences and more!

Auckland Zoo plays a key role in many breeding recovery programmes for threatened and endangered native species. Through its Conservation Fund, the Zoo supports field-based conservation projects, locally and overseas.

During summer (1 September to 30 April), Auckland Zoo is open every day from 9.30am to 5.30pm (except Christmas Day), with last admissions into the Zoo at 4.15pm. During winter (1 May to 31 August), hours are 9.30am - 5pm, with last admissions into the Zoo at 4.15pm.

The current exhibition areas include:

Aussie Walkabout and Tasmania - See emu, wallabies, Australian birds and Tasmanian devils as you stroll through the Aussie Walkabout and Tasmania.

Elephant Clearing - Meet up with our Asian elephants Burma and Anjalee at Elephant Clearing.

KidZone - Take the kids to KidZone, a fun and fascinating place to play, explore and meet the Zoo's domestic animals.

New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine (NZCCM) - Look in to the laboratory, treatment room and operating theatre, and see Auckland Zoo's vet team in action

Pridelands - Enjoy a mini safari as you explore the Zoo's Pridelands area - a place where you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Africa.

The Rainforest - Enter the lush tranquility of a South American rainforest, where monkeys swing just an arm's length away.

Te Wao Nui - Discover New Zealand's natural treasures all in one place – at Auckland Zoo's Te Wao Nui! See the iconic kiwi, cheeky kea, prehistoric tuatara and more!

Tiger Territory - Come check out our Sumatran tigers, Jaka, Molek and Berani as they play and explore Tiger Territory.

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