Auckland Zoo, Auckland

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Become a zookeeper for a day at , located near the city's central business district. Established in the 1920s, this 16 hectare (40 acre) zoo protects and exhibits animals native to New Zealand as well as a few species from distant corners of the world. Six themed zones devoted to the country's indigenous animals shelter ducks, herons, eels, frogs, owls, lizards, seals, and penguins. Every day the zoo hosts free, informative animal encounters, where professional zookeepers share their experiences and teach visitors about the many challenges of wildlife conservation. Check the website for a detailed listing of all daily encounters and tours. Make Auckland Zoo a centerpiece of your Auckland vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Auckland trip planner.
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  • It wasn't the best day for an outdoor outing due to the occasional showers but it was quite a good day trip to the zoo. There is a cafe (Wetapunga Cafe) at the entrance before heading in so it was a.....  more »
  • Took the kids here during the school holidays and they had a wonderful time at the zoo...its a nice spacious area for animals to roam around ... Lots of cafe and ice cream station.....  more »
  • We love Auckland Zoo ! It’s fabulous for young and old . We have been been going for quite a number of years. Always find something new. The animals are very well looked after the grounds are very clean and tidy and well maintained. Lots of different lunch options. Great fun play areas for the children. Water fountains and picnic tables . Clean bathrooms. Love Auckland Zoo . It’s definitely worth a visit or Two !!!!
  • We had a great time at the zoo. If you buy your tickets the day before you visit online you save $5. There are lots of zookeeper talks throughout the day. The highlight was definitely seeing 3 kiwis during feeding time. There is a good variety of animals and the zoo is currently undergoing major development for the new enclosure. Also great that they no longer use single use coffee cups.

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