Treat yourself with High Tea Sundays

Anyone for High Tea? Indulge in our Deluxe High Tea at the iconic Old Elephant House. 

We’re rolling out our famous High Tea experience over morning and afternoon sessions on selected Sundays in March and April. If you haven't tried the delectable menu from our pastry chef, now’s your chance!

Go traditional and indulge in High Tea* accompanied by coffee or a pot of tea; or you may like to take things up a notch with a glass of prosecco; and for those who like to go all-out, why not treat yourself and add a bottle of Mumm champagne.  

If you have kids joining in, we've got them covered with a delicious lunch box packed full of goodies – check out the menu

In addition to High Tea, Auckland Zoo’s boasts lush gardens and sprawling tracks, and of course is home to more than 130 species of animals to enjoy at your leisure all day long. By booking now, you'll also be supporting our important wildlife conservation work, with a portion of your purchase going towards conservation at Auckland Zoo and in the wild. 

Auckland Zoo entry is included in the High Tea ticket price (and free if you’re a member).

Vegetarian and dietary requirements can be catered for. This MUST be requested at the time of booking as vegetarian and dietary requirements cannot be provided on the day. 

Pre-booking is essential, walk-ups not available on the day. 

Sunday High Tea dates are Sunday 24 March, Sunday 31 March and Sunday 7 April 2024, with three sessions available each day at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm. Each session is 1.5hrs long.

Guests must be seated no later than 30 mins after the start time of each session. Admission will not be granted if guests arrive after 30mins. 

Bookings close:

  • Thursday 14 March 2024 for the event on 24th of March or until sold out.
  • Thursday 21 March 2024 for the event on 31st of March or until sold out.
  • Thursday 28  March 2024 for the event on 7th of April or until sold out.

No changes in the number of guests to be catered for will be accepted after 5pm on the dates listed above.

3 sessions available per day:  

  • 11.00-12.30    
  • 13.00-14.30
  • 15.00-16.30

Any decreases in the number of guests after a booking has been made may result in the original confirmed guest number being charged.   

If you are a member, providing your Membership Number is compulsory. 

All guests who book are advised to enter their phone number so that the caterer can confirm the booking and advise of any updates or changes if needs be.

Cancellation of the booking may, in Montana Group’s sole discretion, result in a cancellation fee as follows: 

  • Cancellation within 7 days of the booking will incur a 100% cancellation fee; 
  • Cancellation more than 7 days of the booking will incur a 50% cancellation fee; 
  • No concessions will be made for cancellations due to Covid-19, and all conditions above will apply.  

The Customer acknowledges that: 

  • Minimum orders may apply; 
  • Menu content is always subject to change due to market or seasonal availability; and 
  • Where, due to unforeseen circumstances (eg supplier shortage), Montana Group is unable to provide the agreed menu or Catering Services, Montana Group reserves the right to adapt the menu and Catering Services via email with the customer. 
  • In the rare case that the Zoo is forced to cancel a session due to inclement weather, notice of cancellation will be provided within a day’s notice of a session. This is at the sole discretion of Zoo Management and all customers who have booked will receive a 100% refund. 
  • All event tickets are seated in the Old Elephant House courtyard. 
  • The Old Elephant House restaurant will be reserved on the day for walk-ups, but only with “Grab ‘n’ Go” food, not the ‘a la Carte menu’. 

All the event tickets are seated in the courtyard. If an infant (age 0 - 3 years old) is attending, please ensure the infant ticket is checked on the order - the organisers will make contact prior to the event about seating arrangements, please ensure that you provide a phone number to be contacted on.


Yes. Vegetarian and dietary requirements can be catered for. This MUST be requested at the time of booking as vegetarian and dietary requirements cannot be provided on the day. 

Please make these known by emailing our caterer: Include the name the booking is under and your booking number.

High Tea only includes a pot of tea or an espresso coffee.

High Tea and a glass includes a glass of Prosecco.

A 750ml bottle of Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne can be purchased as an add on when booking the High Tea.

And additional drinks can also be purchased on the day off the Old Elephant House menu.

Yes of course!

The General Admission children’s entry ticket and kid’s meal are bundled up and come to $31.00 in total.  This is for children aged four to fourteen.

If you have an annual pass membership you don’t need to pay for a child’s entry to the zoo, just $15.30 for a kid’s meal.

Meals are not included with the infant ticket (0-3 years) and we recommend that you self-cater and bring food to the restaurant for the 0-3 year old children.

The Infant (0-3 years) tickets do not include food, but are important for seating arrangements.

For children under four (who would qualify for the free infant ticket to the zoo) we recommend that you self-cater and bring food to the restaurant for the children.

However, if you have a child that is 2 or 3 years old and you’re confident that they will eat the Kid’s meal option, you can pay for an additional kids meal for $17 and add this to the infant ticket ($0 general admission). Please put a note in the dietary requirements box at the checkout and our bookings coordinator will send you an email and payment request link for the extra kids meal order for your child.

You must present your membership card on the day. You can access your digital pass on the Member Details page when you login to the Membership Portal or you can pop by the membership hub and they can reprint your membership card for $5.

Yes, bookings are per individual. Just book for the number of members who are attending and the number of non-members who need to attend. The prices include the annual pass member discounts and zoo entry for those who are not members.