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​Darwin's cafe 

Darwin's Cafe (near KidZone) caters for both adults and children, and offe​rs a comprehensive range of hot and cold food, including themed kids' picnic boxes. A licensed cafe, Darwin's is open from 9.30am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day, when the Zoo is closed. It is also open for public evening events.

The Watering Hole

The Watering Hole cafe and its African trading station-themed plaza is a fabulous place to hang out and have lunch or just coffee and ice cream, while enjoying great views of our flamingos, lions and elephants Burma and Anjalee. The plaza area also features a stunning water feature that the kids can play in.

Weta cafe

Weta cafe (next to WildZone Gift Shop) in the Entry plaza offers a selection of cafe food as well as hot and cold drinks and ice creams for the kids.​

The Lookout

​The Lookout in Te Wao Nui is open every day from 10am and offers hot and cold drinks, refreshments and ice creams.​ 


There are a number of picnic areas around Auckland Zoo - sit back and relax with your picnic lunch while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Zoo​!

​​​Download a map of Auckland Zoo to see food and refreshment outlet locations.

​Please note:​ Every Zoo animal enjo​​ys its own specific, well-balanced diet. We hope that you enjoy some great food treats on your Zoo visit, but please do not feed any of our animals. Our keepers take good care of this!

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