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Auckland Zoo

Giraffes at Auckland Zoo​About the zoo

Auckland Zoo was opened in December 1922 and is located on 40 acres of land on Motions Road, next to Western Springs Reserve and Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT). It is New Zealand's largest zoo and features more than 135 different native and exotic animal species.

Auckland Zoo is part of Auckland Unlimited, a council-controlled organisation run by Auckland Council.

The Future Zoo is a $130 million ten-year development plan which will transform Auckland Zoo further into a modern zoo with exceptional animal habitats and extraordinary visitor experiences.

Auckland Zoo offers a range of experiences and function venues.

Opening hours

9.30am to 4.30pm every day except Christmas Day.

Last entry is at 3.30pm.

Visit the Auckland Zoo website to plan your visit.


Auckland Zoo offers day passes and annual membership passes which can be bought online or at the gate.

Getting there

Auckland Zoo is located on Motions Road next to Western Springs Reserve and MOTAT. It is easily accessible by car via the North Western motorway.

There are 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 for vehicles displaying a current mobility parking permit.

Visit Auckland Transport for public transport options. The closest bus stop is stop 8124 on Great North Road.

Contact us

Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland

09 360 3805

Web: Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo