Explore the zoo

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Paddle Pop KidZoneKidZone is a fun and fascinating place for children to explore the world of the Zoo's domestic animals.

Here you can learn about how to care for your pets, and see pigs, chickens, frogs, guinea pigs, and more!

Kids have been playing on the dragon at KidZone since 1959!Along with its inside area, KidZone has a great outdoor playground area. The blue egg slide is a firm favourite, as is the large 'friendly dragon' - a great place to climb!

While outside, make your way to the pig sty and say hi to our kune kune pigs, Alma and Neena, who go for walks every day with their keepers.While outside, make your way to the pig sty and say hi to our kune kune pigs, Alma and Neena, who go for walks every day with their keepers.

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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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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