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Wild Heroes returns to your screens!

The exciting second season of Wild Heroes, the cinematically stunning and inspirational wildlife documentary series about Auckland Zoo, is now on Three - Saturdays at 7pm and on ThreeNow.

Follow our Zoo conservationists and partners over 10 action-packed episodes!

Help us design our new nature play space!

We are planning to build one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s best nature play spaces here at Auckland Zoo in 2025 – with your help!

Our ambition is to move away from a traditional playground, to provide a play space where all ages and abilities connect, explore, and draw from the natural world. We want to hear from you about how we can best design a range of nature play activities.

PalmOil Scan app

Auckland Zoo is calling on Kiwis to use their purchasing power to help protect rainforests and critically endangered wildlife like orangutans by shopping with PalmOil Scan - a free smartphone app.

PalmOil Scan puts the power in the hands of consumers to easily shop for products from companies committed to sourcing Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

Zoo Experiences

Get closer to wildlife and make memories to last a lifetime with our Zoo Experiences. 

Get an in depth understanding of how we care for the animals, while learning more about them from our skilled keepers. Booking these Experiences also supports our important wildlife conservation work.

Zoo News

Connect with us

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 …

Follow our Facebook

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

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: 100 Years, 100 Stories

This beautiful 336-page book showcases the Zoo’s rich and colourful history, with full colour photography and illustrations, it features a diverse collection of captivating stories, unexpected animal adventures, and insights into the groundbreaking conservation work by the Zoo and its partners.



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 off-street parking for cars, charter buses and tour coaches. It costs $2/hour to park in the Zoo car parks, with a maximum charge of $8. Parking charges apply from 9am to 5pm every day.

Accessible car parking is available in the Motions Road car park, closest to the main entrance to the Zoo, for vehicles displaying a current mobility parking permit. Street parking along Motions Road and Old Mill Road is free and, in some areas is time-restricted to 3 hours.