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Auckland Zoo Tours

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Auckland Zoo
See a variety of animals from around the world at Auckland Zoo. Large moats are used instead of bars to separate animals and visitors, meaning that natural habitats are replicated as much as possible. Enjoy seeing and learning about everything from African wetland animals to Australian desert creatures and native Kiwi flora and fauna.
 
The Basics
The 40-acre (16-hectare) grounds of Auckland Zoo contain more than 1,000 animals belonging to 126 species of mammals, birds, and ectotherms (reptiles, fish, etc.). As the zoo attempts to minimize the use of cages, visitors can see animals behaving naturally and at ease. Conservation is an important part of Auckland Zoo’s work. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and represent different parts of the world, so it’s a nice place to walk and enjoy a picnic, as well as see animals. Auckland Zoo is a great day out for all kinds of travelers, especially families and animal-lovers. Buy your tickets online in advance so you can skip the admission lines upon arrival.
 
While you can spend the whole day at the zoo, travelers often visit as part of hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tours of Auckland. These tours stop at a number of key attractions around the city, and passengers can get off and explore whichever places appeal to them.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There are places to buy snacks, ice cream, and coffee, but it’s recommended to take a picnic to enjoy in the zoo.
  • The zoo is large and requires quite a lot of walking. There are well-defined and paved paths for wheelchair and stroller access.
  • The zoo offers a number of special activities, such as night tours, behind-the-scenes tours, birthday parties, and photography workshops. These should be booked in advance.
 
How to Get There
The Auckland Zoo is west of downtown Auckland. It can be reached on the number 11 tram, or as part of hop-on hop-off bus tours. There is lots of parking for travelers with their own vehicles. In the summer, a shuttle runs between Auckland Zoo and the Auckland Museum, in the Auckland Domain in the central city.
 
When to Get There
Auckland Zoo is open every day of the year, except December 25. It opens at 9:30am and closes at 5pm, with the last entry of the day at 4:15pm. It is especially busy during weekends and school holidays, particularly in the summer. To avoid crowds, visit during the week.
 
Safari Night
For a different zoo experience, book a spot on a Safari Night, held periodically. After a barbecue dinner, visitors are shown around the zoo at night, to learn about the different nocturnal activities of animals. Children must be at least 8 years old to attend. The tours typically run between 4:30pm and 10pm.
Address: Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand
Admission: Varies
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Auckland

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sam adventure
samanlueco0724
, Aug 2019
i love it. i enjoy walking around the zoo and seeing all those cute animals. also it makes me feel relax while viewing the beauty of the surrounding and my heart is pumping of happiness.
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Excellent
micheleanthony
, Aug 2019
Easy access and great displays of regions of the world. Will be even better when development complete.

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Skip the Line: Auckland Zoo TicketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Auckland Zoo Ticket

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Skip admission lines and save time and money by pre-booking a ticket to the Auckland Zoo. This option will leave you a bit more time to enjoy a day spent visiting the dozens of species and hundreds of animals at the zoo, one of New Zealand’s largest. A convenient way to check off one of Auckland’s “must-visit” attractions.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.20 
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Sightseeing Tours Auckland and WaihekeHelicopter Tours

Helicopter Sightseeing Tours Auckland and Waiheke

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See Auckland from the sky on this helicopter sightseeing tour. Choose the tour that fits your schedule and your interests – grab stunning aerial photographs of the city to show your friends back home, or take the longer tour and get unique views of hard-to-access islands in the Hauraki Gulf. This tour is a great way to get acquainted with Auckland: your pilot doubles as your guide, pointing out highlights that you can visit once you’re back on the ground.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Private Shore Excursion from AucklandDay Trips

Private Shore Excursion from Auckland

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Set off on a full day of exploring Auckland with a local guide. The tour is private and fully customizable according to your interests, but some options are: a bush walk, see 1,000-year-old kauri trees, Piha Beach (with its black sand), winery visit, and a city tour. A private car with driver is yours for up to 8 hours.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Price varies by group size
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Te Wao Nui: The Living Realm Guided Small Group Tour at Auckland Zoo Nature and Wildlife

Te Wao Nui: The Living Realm Guided Small Group Tour at Auckland Zoo

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This special guided walk gives manuhiri/customers and deeper understand of kaitiakitanga/conservation, and the special relationship between Maori and our natural world. Starting at the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine, the Zoo’s very own animal hospital, and the first national conservation centre in the world. You will get to see into the galleries where the Zoo’s talented team of vets and nurses care for our animals, treat sick and injured wildlife, work on vital conservation projects, and undertake important research on conservation medicine. From there you will make your way to the Zoo’s native precinct of Te Wao Nui, six stunning habitats showcasing the native flora and fauna of Aotearoa New Zealand. Discover the iconic kiwi, cheeky kea, ancient tuatara and more than 175 of our native plant and animal species, interspersed with Maori myths and legends. Our friendly guides will take you on an immersive journey through Aotearoa’s natural world.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Should I book Auckland Zoo tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Auckland Zoo can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Auckland Zoo tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Auckland Zoo 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Auckland Zoo costs USD 16.20. Guided Auckland Zoo tours start around USD 16.20 per person. See all 3 Auckland Zoo tickets and tours on Viator.
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What's the best way to experience Auckland Zoo?

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