Holidays in Auckland Zoo

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Auckland Zoo featuring land animals and zoo animals

The pygmy marmoset and the massive white rhino are among the rare wildlife you’ll find here, along with species from across New Zealand and beyond.

Spanning some 17 hectares and featuring scores of species of animals from all over the world, the Auckland Zoo is home to white rhinos, Sumatran tigers and many other creatures in life-like habitats that capture the richness and scale of life all across planet Earth.

With as many as 1,000 animals living inside the zoo, you should try to plan your visit around Animal Encounters, a series of scheduled sessions with the zoo keepers. There are between 5 and 10 sessions every day, each offering the chance to find out about the animals and how they are handled. You may even get the chance to help feed them. Pick up a timetable along with your zoo map when you come through the main entrance.

Admire the giraffes, ostriches and zebras on the savannah from one of the viewing platforms. Here you’ll also find the zoo’s pride of lions in their own hilltop habitat. Nearby, there’s the elephant habitat, where you can watch the antics of the Asian variety of the pachyderm.

Head for the Te Wao Nui area of the zoo where there’s more information on New Zealand’s wildlife, with displays on the ecosystems of the North and South islands. In the Night Habitat, see the country’s enigmatic bird, the kiwi, along with native bats and the giant weta.

The zoo’s medical centre has a viewing gallery where you can see vets and researchers hard at work. You can see them carrying out operations and treating the animals right there and then.

Just eight minutes away from downtown by car, Auckland Zoo is open every day except for Christmas Day, opening late every Wednesday evening in February and March. If you’re driving, there are two large on-site paid car parks available. Buses are available to take you from downtown Auckland to the zoo’s entrance.

1401 Cheap Hotels Near Auckland Zoo

Western Springs Villa
Western Springs Villa
3 out of 5
99 Western Springs Rd, Auckland, Auckland
The price is AU$123 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Located in Kingsland, this guesthouse is within 2 miles (3 km) of Museum of Transport and Technology, Eden Park and Auckland Zoo. Mt. Eden and University of ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (17 reviews)
"Property was clean tidy quiet and very close to the venue (Walking Distance) we were attending. Quick and efficient check in Cheers folks"

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2021

Western Springs Villa
Beautifully decorated, stylish and comfortable, central Auckland
Beautifully decorated, stylish and comfortable, central Auckland
108A West End Rd, Auckland, Auckland Region
Located in Westmere, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Auckland Zoo and within 3 miles (5 km) of Eden Park and Sky Tower. Viaduct Harbour and University ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Relaxing space for short term stay
"Chrissie's guest suite is super comfortable and nice and quiet, in a residential inner suburb of Auckland. There are a selection of cafés nearby and good transport connections to more lively areas, but this is more of a calming location than a vibrant one. The furnishings are of a high standard and ..."

Reviewed on 2 May 2021

Beautifully decorated, stylish and comfortable, central Auckland
The Surrey Hotel
The Surrey Hotel
4 out of 5
465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
The price is AU$155 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
Located in Grey Lynn, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Museum of Transport and Technology, Eden Park, and Auckland Zoo. University of Auckland ...
3.7/5 Good! (814 reviews)
"Nice little spot to stay and nice and close to Eden Park."

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2021

The Surrey Hotel
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Western Springs Villa
Western Springs Villa
3 out of 5
99 Western Springs Rd, Auckland, Auckland
The price is AU$123 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Western Springs Villa
Beautifully decorated, stylish and comfortable, central Auckland
Beautifully decorated, stylish and comfortable, central Auckland
108A West End Rd, Auckland, Auckland Region
Beautifully decorated, stylish and comfortable, central Auckland
The Surrey Hotel
The Surrey Hotel
4 out of 5
465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
The price is AU$155 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
The Surrey Hotel
Kingsland Contemporary 2BR with Carpark
Kingsland Contemporary 2BR with Carpark
3.5 out of 5
540 New N Rd, Auckland, Auckland
Kingsland Contemporary 2BR with Carpark
The Convent Hotel
The Convent Hotel
3 out of 5
454 Great N Rd, Auckland, Auckland
The price is AU$152 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
The Convent Hotel
Sunny Grey Lynn Holiday Home
Sunny Grey Lynn Holiday Home
3.5 out of 5
635 Great North Road, Auckland, Auckland
Sunny Grey Lynn Holiday Home
Sunny & Cozy Home near Western Springs
Sunny & Cozy Home near Western Springs
635 Great North Road, Auckland,, Auckland 1021, New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland Region
The price is AU$285 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Sunny & Cozy Home near Western Springs
ARent - Serviced Garden Cottage - 14a Dignan St
ARent - Serviced Garden Cottage - 14a Dignan St
3 out of 5
14a Dignan Street, \N, Auckland, Auckland
ARent - Serviced Garden Cottage - 14a Dignan St
ARent - Serviced House - 14 Dignan St
ARent - Serviced House - 14 Dignan St
3 out of 5
14 Dignan Street, \N, Auckland, Auckland
ARent - Serviced House - 14 Dignan St
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.