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Joining is easy

Phone the Information Centre on (09) 360 3805, or,

Download the Friends of the Zoo joining form

or, join in person when you next visit the Zoo at the Information Centre

Friends of the Zoo is an annual membership to your Zoo

Friends of the Zoo
Experience Auckland Zoo every day and be the first to know what's going on with our animals and keepers. 

Friends of the Zoo benefits include:

  • Unlimited daytime entry to Auckland Zoo 364 days a year (9.30am to 5pm / 5.30pm, last entry 4.15pm)
  • A personalised membership pass
  • Invitations to exclusive events, competitions and prize draws
  • 20% discounted entry to Zoo evening events
  • 15% discount on behind-the-scenes experiences and Safari Nights (discount does not apply for Junior Keeper or for purchasing vouchers. Experience must be for members only)
  • 20% discount on Zoo entry for additional friends and family attending with you (discount only available on full-priced adult and child general admission)
  • 10% discount at the Zoo's WildZone Gift Shop and Zoo cafes (excludes items like stamps, postcards and phonecards)
  • 33% discount on the Souvenir Photography package (at the Zoo exit)
  • Discounts at a range of other attractions, including MOTAT, Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium, and Voyager NZ Maritime Museum.
  • PLUS, look out for other special offers and surprise treats throughout the year via email! To receive these, make sure we have your email address.
  • * Special conditions apply

A Friends of the Zoo annual membership makes a great gift for family, friends and loved ones!

Friends of the Zoo
If you would like to purchase a gift membership for any of the Friends of the Zoo options, simply complete the joining form or phone the Auckland Zoo Information Centre on +64 9 360 3805, and a gift certificate will be sent out to you or the recipient.


  • Membership privileges are available only on presentation of a current membership pass.
  • Only those named and photographed on the pass are able to use their membership to gain free Auckland Zoo entry and discounts at Auckland Zoo and other approved places (excludes Flexi adult guest passes).
  • Your membership pass is non-refundable, cannot be suspended, and is non-transferable.
  • A Friends of the Zoo pass cannot be used in conjunction with Auckland Zoo Education (Discovery and Learning Centre) visits.
  • To become an individual member you must be over 15.
  • Friends of the Zoo passes are not valid for admission after 4.15pm or for evening events or private functions.
  • Adults: 15 years+. Children: 4-14 years. Seniors: 65+years
  • Other than free admission, Friends of the Zoo membership benefits are subject to periodic review and adjustment at the discretion of Auckland Zoo.
  • The discount on Zoo entry for friends and family applies to adult and child admission prices only, and is redeemed by presenting your pass at the cashiers
  • Standard Auckland Zoo Terms and Conditions of entry apply.







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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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Motions Road
Western Springs
Auckland 1022