Opened in 1922 Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, set in 17 hectares of lush parkland and just minutes from central Auckland. It is recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world. A winner of national and international environmental related awards.Discover New Zealand’s natural treasures all in one place – at Auckland Zoo’s Te Wao Nui.
Encompassing a fifth of the Zoo’s 17ha, Te Wao Nui offers both locals and tourists a truly unique and immersive experience of New Zealand’s animals, plants and culture in a way that has never been done before. Spilt into 6 habitats, The Coast, The Islands, The Wetlands, The Night, The Forest and The Highlands.
The behind-the-scenes experiences are your chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered creatures! Imagine helping a keeper wash down an elephant, coming eye-to-eye with a tiger, or feeding lunch to a lemur.
You can also take a peek at kiwi and tuatara in the nocturnal house, while sea lions and fur seals can be viewed in an underwater area. The more active species like otters and monkeys are hard to beat and it’s a good idea to check the zoo’s feeding times to enhance your experience.
A great day out for all the family!