1. Auckland Zoo - Walk In The Wild!

Auckland zoo - Walk in the wild!

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With the holidays around the corner, looking for a new travel spot? Then the land of white clouds - New Zealand is a must to look for. With its diverse landscape and culture, this place stands out as one of the tourist attractions! Auckland zoo in the northern islands of New Zealand is a must-add place for all animal lovers out there. This 40-acre zoo encompasses more than 1400 animals from all over the world. From Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand all the jungle habitats are mimicked in this place for native housing of eccentric species. Go on a world trip just within the Auckland zoo! Check out this article to know about Auckland zoo.

  • Location: The zoo is located on motion road, west of downtown Auckland and next to the western spring reserve, New Zealand
  • Timings: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm open all days except Christmas
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
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How to reach Auckland Zoo

  • You can reach the zoo by bus, the closest bus stop is 8124 on Great North road. You can get off in this stop walk in the opposite direction to reach the zoo on the motion road
  • You can also feel free to drive in with a private-public as this zoo offers you an ample parking facility for free of cost.

Costs: A day pass to roam and have fun around animals costs $35 for adults and $20 for children 

Know about Auckland Zoo

Please note that the zoo might be temporarily closed in certain climatic conditions and seasons to protect and take care of the animals. Kindly check the same before planning the visit.

  • A wheelchair facility is also available in the park for people with limited mobility.
  • Maintain a safety zone with the animals, do not touch or feed any animals.
  • Do not bring horns or other noise-making devices as they might trigger the animals.
  • Kindly avoid items such as frisbees, balls, and balloons as they are also prohibited inside the zoo.
  • The children must be always accompanied by an adult to supervise. An adult visitor can take charge of up to 6 children.
  • Pets are prohibited in the zoo area, you are allowed to bring only guide dogs with a certified license for the same.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to walk through the zoo area. It is advised to use sunscreen for long walks on different jungle tracks.
  • Kindly use insect repellent as the place is a natural environment housing different plants.

Things To Do at Auckland Zoo

  • Zoo Lates
  • Zoo exhibition
  • Zoo tracks
  • Track-south East Asia

Zoo lates–Tales of the jungle

Hear stories of the wild raw and uncut from the Auckland zoo! Zoolates is an interactive event that presents the cute history of each animal. The show is scheduled throughout the day featuring unique species of the zoo. Diving into the adventurous stories of animals from the keepers, you can also consider a date night at the zoo late restaurant featuring a two-course dinner! Open up beautiful conservations amid the twilight to weave life memories!

  • Timings
    • 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm, only on Thursday nights
  • Cost:  
    • $15 (adult) for the zoo keepers' talk 
    • $84 for a date night at the elephant house+entry to the zoo keeper talks

Know before you go

  • Kindly boor the dinner dates in advance. Nwalk-in dining is available at the elephant house.
  • Reach the elephant house between 5.00 to 5.30 pm for enjoying a two-course meal in detail.
  • Vegetarian options are also available, and customized dining is done based on the dietary requirements of the customers.

Zoo exhibition- Centuries and beyond!

Auckland zoo has been preserving and nurturing wildlife for more than a century now. To celebrate 100 years of history this place holds fancy exhibits describing the past, present, and future of the zoo. An interesting place to know more about the location and its history. The place also holds interactive fun events to engage the visitors in the sustainability of the forest reserve. You can also doodle, draw or write to share your new memory from the zoo here!

  • Location: The domes, Auckland zoo
  • Timings: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm 
  • Cost: Entry is free of cost included in the general admission ticket.

Zoo tracks- all in one!

Trace and walk through the jungles of the world. Yeah! The world's different wildlife zones and its unique fauna all in one place-Auckland zoo. You can start from the savannah of Africa, and walk through the Te Wao Nawi to admire the wildlife and beauty of New Zealand. Then the Australian wildlife area features the Tasmanian devil and wild spiders to amaze you. And then the South America zone designed in the rainforest theme holds an array of our ancestors from Spider monkey, squirrel monkey, and emperor Tamarin.

  • Timings: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm 
  • Cost: Entry is free of cost included in the general admission ticket.

Know before you go

  • Kindly avoid direct touching and interaction with animals for safety concerns.
  • In case of any valuables being left near animals. Kindly contact the zoo staff and do not attempt to go near the animals for retrieving the valuables.

Track- South East Asia

South East Asia’s jungle track is the largest track of the Auckland zoo housing one-fifth of the zoo's area. This diverse habitat has high canopy primates such as orangutans to the Wildlife gharial in the swamps. Also houses tigers and cute otters to look for! From the high canopy area, you can also walk across the aerial pathway to catch the spectacular views of the lake and its beauty. Then move into the Swamp forest intuitively designed to maintain the hot humid nature of Indonesia. You can see stunning gharial basking and other schools of colorful fishes roaming through the viewing panel. With the eccentric display of native fauna, this place is a wholesome terrain displaying the diversity of Southeast Asia.

  • Timings: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm 
  • Cost: Entry is free of cost included in the general admission ticket.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Auckland Zooo

It takes around 2 to 4 hours for an unguided exploration of the zoo.

Yes, Food can be brought into the zoo for picnics. You can also enjoy eating at the multiple eating outlets available in the different locations.

Yes they house a family of red pandas!

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