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Get Zoo Ready!

Auckland Zoo opens with limited capacity to visitors and members from 3 December

Zoo visitors (including community ticket holders) and annual members will be visiting us under specific Traffic Light Red Government regulations and Auckland Zoo protocols. These are to keep our staff, visitors, and animals safe, and ensure you can enjoy a great Zoo experience!

100 Years of Auckland Zoo

We’ve launched a website dedicated to celebrating our upcoming centenary – 100 years of being Auckland’s Zoo - and we’ll be adding to it throughout 2022.

This year we invite you to be part of our centenary celebrations. If we’re going to have a party, then it may as well go on for a full year. Share your memories, journey into the Zoo’s past, present and future, and join us for an exciting programme of onsite and online activities happening all throughout 2022.

The wildest gifts

If you're after a truly unique and wild gift this Summer, Auckland Zoo is your one-stop-shop for presents and great gift ideas. Giving a gift you can feel good about is now at your finger tips!

Every time you purchase from Auckland Zoo you join our mission to build a future for wildlife and wild places, with a portion going directly toward our global conservation efforts.

Connect with us

Zoo News

Get the latest news about our animals, our staff, our vet hospital and the conservation field work we are involved with in New Zealand …

Follow our Facebook

Our Facebook page is the best way to keep up to date with everything happening at the Zoo, even while our doors are shut.

Activities for Kids

We have a ton of fun, free activities for families and kids at home.

Games, creative nature-themed activities, outdoor ideas, and much much more awaits you and your whānau.

Learning at Home Resources

We’ve created easy to use lesson plans and learning resources to support teachers in your online classrooms and parents as you support your childrens’ learning at home.


We're taking you to see our precious animals in their habitats on camera.

Check out our meerkats, otters, red pandas and many more! 

Zoo News

Donate to the Zoo

If you wish to support the Zoo, we accept donations online to a variety of Zoo activities both on-site and further afield through our Wild Work.



Auckland Zoo is on Motions Road, just west of downtown Auckland and next to Western Springs Reserve.

How to get here

For bus / public transport options to get to Auckland Zoo, visit the Auckland Transport website. If taking the bus, the closest stop is 8124 on Great North Road, opposite Motions Road (with a short walk down Motions Road to Auckland Zoo).


Auckland Zoo has two large car parks providing free off-street parking for cars, charter buses and tour coaches.

Accessible car parking is available in the car park closest to the main entrance to the Zoo, for vehicles displaying a current mobility parking permit.