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Experiences at the Zoo

There's lots to do at the Zoo - behind-the-scenes experiences, Safari Nights, functions at the zoo, Junior Keeper, zoo photography workshops and more!

Zoom behind the scenes experiences

Behind-the-scenes experiences

An exciting family of experiences offering a backstage pass to Auckland Zoo, and an exclusive opportunity to get up close and learn about some of the world's most beautiful and endangered creatures.

See what the animals get up to at night on a Safari Night

Safari Nights

Safari Nights at Auckland Zoo are your chance to see your favourite animals in a whole new light. Whether you sleep over, stay for a barbecue, or just experience the guided night walk, we promise you a night to remember!

Junior Keeper

Junior Keeper

Junior Keeper at Auckland Zoo offers kids (age 6 to 13 years) the opportunity to work alongside our Zoo keepers for a day.

Spend a day learning and working with professional Zoo photographers in the unique environment of Auckland Zoo. Photo credit: Donna Morrison

Photography workshops

Spend a day learning and working with Zoo photography tutors in the unique environment of Auckland Zoo.
Auckland Zoo offers a diverse range of function venues in unique and visually stunning environments to host functions, and entertain your friends, family and clients.

Functions at Auckland Zoo

Within its 16ha of parkland, Auckland Zoo offers a diverse range of function venues in unique and visually stunning environments to host functions, and entertain your friends, family and clients.

Tour guide Elena takes visitors on a guided walk around Auckland Zoo Guided walks

Visiting Auckland Zoo for the day but not sure where to start or what to see? Take a guided walk with us and get the inside story of the Zoo, our animals and the people who make it all happen.
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Zoo achieves record visitation for third year!

For the third consecutive year, Auckland Zoo has attracted a record number of visitors.

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opening hours

Winter (1 May to 31 August)
9.30am - 5pm
last admissions at 4.15pm

Summer (1 September to 30 April)
9.30am to 5.30pm
last admissions at 4.15pm

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location

Auckland Zoo
Motions Road
Western Springs
Auckland 1022