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A specially tailored experience with a professional photographer, you can choose to have a half day or a full day of dedicated tuition.

Whether you've booked your dream photographic safari or have new equipment you want to learn more about and test, Auckland Zoo is the perfect place and our dedicated photography tutors are the perfect people to help you with this.

Half day Private Photography workshop

$340 for a half day, 9.30am – 12pm.
Includes all-day Zoo admission, morning tea and photography course notes for you to take home.

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Full day VIP Photography workshop

$500 for a whole day, 9.30am – 3.30pm.
Includes all-day Zoo admission, morning tea, lunch and photography course notes for you to take home.

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How to start planning your VIP photography workshop:

  1. Click the Book now Button below
  2. Let us know your preferred date by selecting it on the calendar, then fill in your details and photography interests
  3. A member of our friendly bookings team will be in touch in the next 48 hours to talk about designing your ideal photography workshop. These workshops are arranged individually with our expert photography tutors, so we will check their availability for your requested date.
  4. Once we have confirmed the date, we will send through an email link to our payment portal.
  5. After that, we can confirm your booking and look forward to meeting you! Please note that we cannot secure your booking until payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

  • All standard Auckland Zoo terms and conditions of entry apply. Please see our website for details.
  • Photography workshop bookings must be paid in full prior to the booked workshop date.
  • Workshop bookings will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
  • Workshop date changes/postponements by the participant must be advised at least five (5) working days prior to the booked workshop date. If received after this time, a $25 administration fee per person will be charged.
  • No refund will be given for participant cancellation five (5) working days or less before the booked workshop date.
  • Where Auckland Zoo has to cancel or postpone a workshop, Auckland Zoo will not reimburse any travelling or other incidental expenses incurred.
  • Auckland Zoo will retain the information you have provided but will not disclose any personal information to any other third party.
  • Auckland Zoo can used images from the workshop of guests for promotional purposes. For more information, please email

If our photography tutors are not available on your requested date, we will let you know of any alternative dates around that time. We can then move your booking to any of those dates that works for you!

Yes Just put your details under ‘Contact Details’ and their contact information under ‘Photographer’.

These workshops are tailored to your interests – just let us know what you hope to achieve from your workshop! Our photography tutors have vast knowledge and interests, so we will do our best to match your tutor to your interests!

Yes, please bring a camera with you. This workshop could also be the perfect time to rent a new lens and increase your photography skillset. 

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