South East Asia
Our new South East Asia Jungle Track is now open! The most ambitious project in our 100-year …
PSA: High canopy habitat temporary closure to complete visitor pathways
From Tuesday 8 June, we’re just going to be installing the final themed concreting for the visitor pathways in our high canopy primate habitat.
This work will take until late June and throughout this period, due to this area needing to be closed, we’ll be offering you and your whanau and friends a 20% discounted entry on all Zoo tickets.
While there will be some days the orangutans and siamangs can still use the high canopy’s aerial pathways (and these can be viewed from a range of Zoo areas), we appreciate we are unable to give you, our much-valued visitors, the full experience of our South East Asia Jungle Track high canopy habitat.
To receive this discount there’s nothing you need to do! Whether you’re purchasing tickets online, or when you arrive at Auckland Zoo, you’ll be automatically discounted.
Excitingly, during the week of 8 June, we’ll also be draining our lake to progress the building of the visitor boardwalk over the lake. In future, this will enable you to venture from our South East Asia Jungle Track’s high canopy primate habitat to our amazing new swamp forest (home to crocodile, fish, & other reptiles) and our lowlands habitat for otters and Sumatran tigers.
Watch this space as we’ll be bringing you updates on the progress of these new habitats soon!
The Zoo is just needing to lay the final themed concreting for the visitor pathways in this our newest animal habitat. While this is being done, it is obviously neither practical nor safe for visitors to access this area.
We expect the concreting of these pathways will take until the end of June. However, if we’re able to complete this work any earlier, we will be letting everyone know via our social channels and on our website.
There will be some days the orangutans and siamangs can still use the high canopy’s aerial pathways (and these can be viewed from a range of Zoo areas) – so you may have some chance of seeing them. However, it is not possible for us to specify exactly when this might be, as there will be multiple factors at play. We appreciate that during this time we are unable to give you the opportunity to fully experience the high canopy primate habitat, and see the orangutans and siamangs, which is why we are offering discounted entry while this work is happening.
The 20% discount applies to those who are purchasing one-day tickets, but not to annual memberships. There is no change to memberships. Annual members are able to visit the Zoo every day of the year (except Christmas Day!) and from late June will once again be able to fully experience the high canopy primate habitat.
We will be letting everyone know via our social channels and website when the works are completed. On the date the works are completed, ticket prices will return to normal.