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Address: Motions Road | Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-360 3800
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals...

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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Fantastic Zoo.

Went to this zoo as a kid and revisited it with a friend. On such a nice day the zoo is fun to walk around and see all of the various animals again. The people at the front gate... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only visited the NZ wildlife section of the zoo. The issue with urban zoos is that they don't have the expanse of wildlife parks and yet, in this case, try to recreate on a smaller scale the natural environment. As a consequence it can be difficult to see the animals that are on display as they may be lost... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to this zoo as a kid and revisited it with a friend. On such a nice day the zoo is fun to walk around and see all of the various animals again. The people at the front gate were very nice and trying to find enclosures is easy as the paths are clearly signposted. With the animal feeding times... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful time. Was an awesome experience getting to see animals like the Tasmanian Devil, and of course the Kiwi, in person. Only down part about the visit to the zoo was the Aussie Walkabout being under construction, and the Hippo just recently passing away. Otherwise it was a fun and entertaining experience even for a 20 year old... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived quite late in the day (4pm), so had to run around. However we managed to get to all of the areas, but failed to see all the animals. Think it was either feeding time or nap time! Even still it was a great few hours, the zoo was large with a good amount of area for the animals... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

at the auckland zoo there are many animals you can learn about and it's all great fun the works are friendly too. they even feed the animals and if your lucky enough you can feed the giraffes if your there in time.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this zoo on a rainy day but this did not deter from our eye-opening experience. The layout of the zoo gives the impression of traveling though countries and climate zones while the animals are easily observed and have space to move. The NZ native habitat environments were perfect to observe and listen to various birds and small creatures,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to the zoo quite a few times as we have a yearly pass but I've never reviewed it. I have been 3 times in the last month though & have been a bit disappointed by the amount of displays either empty or under construction. And even the playground is closed at the moment. Not sure if it's the... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great day at the zoo with family, it is very well laid out and some actual thought has gone into building the enclosures while most of the animals were out on the day we visited we were disappointed not to see any lions or cheetahs we still had a great day and will visit again in the future.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I hated this zoo a monkey stole my wallet and a kiwi bird pooped in my shoe. A zoo keeper touched my partners under wear an spanked my bottom aggressively. I enjoyed that but that was all

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting from Vancouver, Canada. We spent the day at the zoo for my daughter's 16th birthday. Her choice. Nicely laid out, saw every animal except the Kiwi bird (they are nocturnal). Animals look like they are very well cared for. Great way to spend the day with family. We took the little tram. What fun, and the kindly older gentlemen... More 

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