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Behind the Scenes Experiences

Behind the scenes experiences are your chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered creatures.

      • Book now!

        To reserve your experience or purchase an experience gift voucher, contact our Experience Products team by phone (09) 360 4700 or

      ​Book your place

      To reserve your experience, contact our Experience Products team:
      Phone: (09) 360 4700


      If you'​re looking for a truly amazing gift, an experience vouc​her makes an unforgettable present for family or friends. 

      To buy a gift voucher, call our Experience Products team on (09) 360 4700.​​​​

      • Your experience gives back

        By gifting or going on a behind-the-scenes experience, you contribute to helping us carry out vital conservation work.

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    • Please note​

      Due to changes to our animal collection, upcoming construction as part of our Zoo redevelopment plan, and a desire to offer more interactive animal experiences that reach a much larger number of Zoo visitors, we are no longer offering Behind the Scenes experiences.  

      In the future, the Zoo plans to introduce a small​​​er number of more tailored behind the scenes experiences, but this is some way off. 

      We are taking bookings for already purchased and valid vouchers for Behind the Scenes Experiences up until Saturday 30 April*. ​If you hold a valid gift voucher or have purchased a voucher yourself, please contact our bookings team on 09 360 4700 to reserve your place on a tour.

      *Please note this does not apply for Entertainment Book coupons.

      Behind-the-scenes Tiger Experience

      Behind-the-scenes Porcupine Experience
      Reptile Experience
      Behind-the-scenes Giraffe Experience
      African Experience
      Behind-the-scenes Squirrel Monkey Experience
      Behind the scenes Red Panda Experience
      Behind-the-scenes Lion Experience

      Nikon-New-Zealand.jpgYour guide will photograph you immersed in your experience. A fantastic record of your unforgettable day.

      Nikon N​ew Zealand are a proud supporter and preferred camera supplier of Auckland Zoo.

      Behind-the-scenes New Zealand Experience

      Kiwi Experience
      Cheetah Experience
      Rhino Experience
      Behind the Scenes Big Cats Experience

      Behind the scenes otter experience
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