Meeting the Galápagos tortoises is done on tortoise time… slow.
So, take a step into the heat and marvel at these gentle giants. Depending on the season, you may meet the tortoises outside in the sunshine or in the indoor habitat that is heated to a balmy 22-28°C.
Your expert animal keeper will share how we care for these tortoises at Auckland Zoo as well as some of their natural behaviours and diet. With only a small group, this intimate Experience is your opportunity to get closer than you ever imagined.
Every Experience will be unique. Individual animals have the choice on how they participate in Experiences.
- Your Experience will start with a safety briefing
- You will then enter the Galápagos tortoise habitat with a zoo keeper for approximately 20 minutes
- Discover how we care for the tortoises, their diet, and natural behaviours
- Photo opportunities inside the Galápagos tortoise habitat - remember to bring your phone or small handheld camera
- All-day Zoo access - make the most of your visit and explore the rest of the Zoo at your leisure
Booking this Experience helps to support our important wildlife conservation work, with a portion of your purchase going towards conservation efforts here and in the wild.
Annual pass members receive 20% off with valid I.D.