We can create a memorable event in one of our many function spaces - imagine a summer barbecue with the lions, dining in the historic Old Elephant House or getting married in the iconic Band Rotunda.

With our stunning landscapes and unrivalled venues, we have all you need to make your event one your guests will be talking about for years to come.

Auckland Zoo's venues can cater to weddings, celebrations, functions and corporate functions.

Find out more about our various venues and their opportunities for hosting.

Looking for something different?

Enhance your guest experience by adding on a guided walk:

  1. See the Zoo through different eyes with our specialised guides on a one-hour guided walk. Learn more about the enclosures, animals and history of Auckland Zoo in a fun environment. 
  2. Discuss with your event organiser if you have any particular areas you would like covered so we can tailor make this special walk just for your guests.
  3. Price:
    1. Adult - $25.00 + GST
    2. Child (4-14) - $15.00 + GST.

Contact us for more information.


The Lion Viewing Shelter

A popular semi-outdoor venue, the Lion Viewing Shelter of Auckland Zoo will give your guests an extraordinary view of Pridelands. A rustic yet versatile space with both covered and uncovered areas, your guests will be able to watch these magnificent animals up close!

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The Band Rotunda

The historic Band Rotunda is an iconic function space surrounded by four lush lawn areas at Auckland Zoo. Lawns can be booked separately or combined with the Band Rotunda Stand to suit your specific function requirements.

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Cotton Top Tamarin Shelter

Located in the middle of lush plants and surrounded by wildlife, this venue offers a rustic covered space which is perfect for wedding ceremonies, early evening dinner parties or pre-dinner drinks.

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African Savannah

Home to giraffe, zebra, ostrich, meerkats, leopard tortoises and African masked lovebirds, the new African Savannah brings visitors closer than ever to wildlife in an environment that offers a real sense of adventure.

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Tiger Territory

Come and dine with the tigers! The tiger territory is the ideal spot for your breakfast function, intimate dinner or cocktail event and conveniently located in the heart of the Zoo.

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The Old Elephant House - Under Renovation until October 2018

Once home to Auckland Zoo's elephants, the Old Elephant House is now an iconic indoor venue, suitable for a variety of event types from conferences to wedding receptions, cocktail parties, photo exhibitions or seated dinners.

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