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Auckland Zoo
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Auckland Zoo featuring land animals and zoo animals

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.

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SkyCity Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
The price is NZ$220 per night from 2 May to 3 May
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QT Auckland
QT Auckland
5 out of 5
4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$309 per night from 25 Apr. to 26 Apr.
Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Viaduct Harbour, Victoria Park and SkyCity Casino. Sky Tower and Princes ...
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Western Springs Villa
Western Springs Villa
3 out of 5
99 Western Springs Rd, Auckland, Auckland
The price is NZ$129 per night from 22 Apr. to 23 Apr.
Located in Kingsland, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museum of Transport and Technology, Eden Park and Auckland Zoo. Western Springs Stadium and ...
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SkyCity Hotel
SkyCity Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
The price is NZ$220 per night from 2 May to 3 May
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QT Auckland
5 out of 5
4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland
The price is NZ$309 per night from 25 Apr. to 26 Apr.
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Western Springs Villa
Western Springs Villa
3 out of 5
99 Western Springs Rd, Auckland, Auckland
The price is NZ$129 per night from 22 Apr. to 23 Apr.
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4 out of 5
Wexford Road, Auckland, Auckland Region
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108A West End Rd, Auckland, Auckland Region
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Sunny Grey Lynn Holiday Home
3.5 out of 5
635 Great North Road, Auckland, Auckland
The price is NZ$208 per night from 22 Apr. to 23 Apr.
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The Surrey Hotel
4 out of 5
465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
The price is NZ$165 per night from 2 May to 3 May
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