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Auckland Zoo

Just eight minutes from Auckland city centre white rhinos and a pride of lions roam. Wander safely and at your leisure amid tigers and elephants at Auckland Zoo.

Stretching across 17 hectares just to the west of Auckland city centre, Auckland Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals from 140 species. Many of the animals here are rare or endangered, such as the white rhino or Sumatran tiger, and there is a particular emphasis on New Zealand's own indigenous animal life.

If you can manage it, it's a good idea to time your visit around the many Animal Encounters that take place each day. With between 5 and 10 sessions happening per day, this shouldn't be too difficult. The sessions are led by Auckland Zoo's keepers, and give visitors the opportunity to ask questions, learn about the animals and how the zoo cares for them, and sometimes even feed them. Animal Encounters cover zoo residents as diverse as penguins and tigers, and maps and timetables are available at the main entrance.

The Savannah section of the zoo is where you'll find the ever-popular giraffes and lions, as well as the white rhinos and cheetahs.

Direct your steps towards the medical centre, where an attached viewing gallery allows you to observe the zoo's vets and researchers at work. Who knows what you might learn?

The Te Wao Nui section focuses on New Zealand's indigenous wildlife. This is a chance to learn about the ecosystem of each island, and get up-close with animals that are increasingly tough to spot in the natural environment. Head over to the Night Habitat to see the elusive kiwi, and the almost extra terrestrial-looking giant weta.

Auckland Zoo is located just eight minutes from the city centre. Buses run regularly from the centre to the zoo's main entrance, and there are 2 large on-site carparks offering paid parking facilities. The zoo is open every day except Christmas Day, with late openings on Wednesday evenings throughout February and March.

It's worth giving yourself loads of time at Auckland Zoo. Here are some of the top things to do:

Your next exciting adventure is waiting for you! You may want to try an Auckland Zoo Tickets or a Te Wao Nui - The Living Realm at Auckland Zoo Tickets.

Take a look at our Auckland things to do page to learn about many more activities while you're here.


Guide to Exploring Auckland Zoo


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Grand Millennium Auckland NZ$208
Grand Millennium Auckland

Grand Millennium Auckland

71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from Aotea Centre and Auckland Town Hall. Queen Street Shopping District and Sky Tower are also within 10 minutes. Auckland Britomart Station is 17 minutes by foot and Auckland Mt Eden Station is 25 minutes.

    Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group NZ$219
    Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

    Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

    83 Symonds Street, Box 2771, Auckland
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Newton, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Karangahape Road and Queen Street Shopping District. Auckland Town Hall and University of Auckland are also within 15 minutes. Auckland Mt Eden Station is 15 minutes by foot and Auckland Grafton Station is 16 minutes.

      The Surrey Hotel NZ$185
      The Surrey Hotel

      The Surrey Hotel

      465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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        Heritage Auckland NZ$204
        Heritage Auckland

        Heritage Auckland

        35 Hobson Street, Auckland
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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          Sunny Grey Lynn Holiday Home

          Sunny Grey Lynn Holiday Home

          635 Great North Road, Auckland, Auckland
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Grey Lynn, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Transport and Technology and Western Springs Stadium. Auckland Zoo and Eden Park are also within 2 miles (3 km). Auckland Kingsland Station is 25 minutes by foot and Auckland Morningside Station is 28 minutes.

            ARent - Serviced House - 14 Dignan St NZ$231
            ARent - Serviced House - 14 Dignan St

            ARent - Serviced House - 14 Dignan St

            14 Dignan Street, Auckland, Auckland
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Point Chevalier, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Western Springs Park, Auckland Zoo and Western Springs Stadium. Unitec Institute of Technology and Museum of Transport and Technology are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              ARent - Serviced House - 14a Dignan St NZ$218
              ARent - Serviced House - 14a Dignan St

              ARent - Serviced House - 14a Dignan St

              14a Dignan Street, Auckland, Auckland
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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                ARent - Serviced Garden Cottage - 14a Dignan St NZ$212
                ARent - Serviced Garden Cottage - 14a Dignan St

                ARent - Serviced Garden Cottage - 14a Dignan St

                14a Dignan Street, Auckland, Auckland
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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