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The Science of Care

There's a real science to caring for animals, from environment to nutrition, to physical health and behaviour – all of these combined contribute to a positive mental state for an animal.
Find out how we use The Five Domains of Animal Welfare to care for the animals here at Auckland Zoo. 

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Get a Day Pass online and skip the queue, or upgrade to an Annual Pass and enjoy the Zoo year round!

Zoo Shop Online

Our award winning Zoo Shop has gone Online! Browse a selection of our wildest products, right from the comfort of your home.

Click-and-collect from the shop, or get delivered to your doorstep, New Zealand wide. New products are being added all the time - check back regularly for updates!

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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 …

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

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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.