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Safari Nights

Explore Auckland Zoo after dark!

Safari NightsSafari Nights include a classic Kiwi barbeque followed by a torch-lit adventure. 

Discover lions on the prowl, hippos looking for a late-night snack, nocturnal bats waking up, an elephant snacking on bamboo, or rhinos out in the cool of the evening. 

Stay over at the Old Elephant House and you'll wake with the animals and enjoy breakfast before heading home, to school or work - with all your memories and unique stories to share!

Safari Night options

Public Safari Nights
Next date:
Friday 6 June
Kids only Safari Nights
Next dates:
Saturday 7 June
Group Safari Nights 
(for groups of 20 people or more)
Premium Safari Nights

Safari Night bookings

Bookings are essential. For more information and to make a Safari Nights booking, phone us on (09) 360 4700 or email us.

Helping animals in the wild

Auckland Zoo is involved in breeding, recovery and research programmes for many threatened and endangered native and exotic animals.  Your experience gives back! By going on a Safari Night, you contribute to helping us carry out this vital work. Along with our conservation work on site, through the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund, we also support field conservation projects for endangered wildlife - both here in New Zealand and overseas.

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A great way to have fun and care for wildlife with fantastic benefits and exclusive offers just for you.

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opening hours

Winter (1 May to 31 August)
9.30am - 5pm
last admissions at 4.15pm

Summer (1 September to 30 April)
9.30am to 5.30pm
last admissions at 4.15pm



Auckland Zoo
Motions Road
Western Springs
Auckland 1022