Auckland Zoo welcomes general visitors and annual members at Traffic Light ORANGE of the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

In line with government recommendations, you no longer need a vaccine pass to visit Auckland Zoo. As of Thursday 14 April face masks are no longer mandatory, but we do recommend visitors continue to wear them indoors and outside

What to do at the Zoo

Visiting as a member

Members don't have to book to visit anymore, but we've put together some specific Covid-19 FAQs for our Annual Pass members

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Get Zoo Ready Essentials

  1. Pre-book online: We recommend that everyone needing a day pass purchase in advance online here to save time when you arrive! Tickets are valid for 3 months from date of purchase. Members can visit the Zoo without pre-booking their visit in advance.
  2. Wear your mask: While face masks are no longer required, we strongly recommend wearing masks outdoors too (except for those with medical exemptions, or while eating or drinking because you’ll make a mess!).
  3. Physical distancing: Although most of the Zoo is outdoors, it’s still a good idea to keep at lion’s length (2m) apart from other visitors, especially if you’re not wearing your mask.
  4. Play it safe: If you’re feeling unwell, have visited a place of interest, are waiting on test results, are a close contact of a person confirmed to have COVID-19, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, please stay at home and call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Visitors will be refused entry if they have symptoms of COVID-19.

General Admission Tickets

We encourage general visitors to purchase day passes in advance to save time when you arrive.

Online day passes are valid for up to three months from the date of purchase - in case you need to reschedule your visit. 

Once you’re at the Zoo you can stay and long as you want!

Ways we’re helping to keep you safe

  1. Closed areas: Some areas where it’s not possible to physically distance, are closed. These include our red-tailed black cockatoo habitat and Kidzone.
  2. Hygiene and physical distancing: As well as our extensive cleaning schedule, we have installed hand-sanitiser stations throughout the Zoo along with NZ COVID-19 Tracer QR Code posters, so you can scan in. Plus, look out for the paw prints and friendly signs to physically distance by your pride a ‘lion’s length (2m) from others!
  3. Keeper talks and Tamariki Time: Due to physical distancing challenges, all our keeper talks remain on hold, as do our Tamariki Time activities.
  4. The Zoo Shop: The Zoo shop will be open to all Zoo visitors and non-visitors alike – come in and browse!

Auckland Zoo’s COVID-19 terms and conditions of entry may be amended based on any Government direction


Find the answers to all of your COVID related questions for your Zoo visit.

  1. What is happening in the Traffic Light system?
  2. What you need to do to prepare for your visit.
  3. What to expect when you visit.