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Behind-the-scenes experiences

Behind-the-scenes experiences are your chance to get up close and personal with some of the world's most beautiful and endangered creatures!

To book your place on a behind-the-scenes experience or buy a gift voucher, call our Experience Products team on (09) 360 4700 or email.

Behind-the-scenes African Experience Cheetah Experience
Coastal Experience Elephant Experience
Behind-the-scenes Giraffe Experience Lemur Experience
Behind-the-scenes Lion Experience Orangutan Experience
Primate Experience Red Panda Experience
Reptile Experience Behind-the-scenes Rhino Experience
Tiger Experience

Can't decide or buying a gift?

Buy a behind-the-scenes gift voucher and surprise your family or friends with an unforgettable experience!

Click here for vouchers info sheet - pdf

Your experience gives back!

Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund By going on a  behind-the-scenes experience, you contribute to helping us carry out vital conservation work. Along with our conservation work on site, through the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund, we also support field conservation projects for endangered wildlife - both here in New Zealand and overseas.

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A great way to have fun and care for wildlife with fantastic benefits and exclusive offers just for you.

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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



Auckland Zoo
Motions Road
Western Springs
Auckland 1022