A-la-carte dining at Auckland Zoo.

Nestled deep within the Zoo just outside the South America Rainforest Track, our iconic Old Elephant House has been transformed into a bistro-style restaurant featuring a full a-la-carte menu, alcoholic beverages and cafe fare.

The Old Elephant House for private functions at Traffic Light Orange.

If you are interested in booking a private function or event, please get in touch here: events@aucklandconventions.co.nz

The Old Elephant House is an original Zoo building established in 1922. Updated with modern decor, it provides an historical ambience that pays tribute to the home of our elephants in days gone by. Guests are able to enjoy the à la carte dining options, hot and cold beverages, and an array of New Zealand wines and craft beers. We’re proud to showcase this beautifully renovated building and provide our manuhiri (guests) with a relaxed dining experience; whether it be seated in the remnants of the old elephant stalls, outside overlooking the clearing, or seated in the indoor courtyard with retractable roof.

Sustainability is at the core of our values. The Old Elephant House proudly uses Again Again cups and re-usable crockery and cutlery.

The Old Elephant House's extensive menu includes entrées, mains, sides and desserts - all of which are free range and palm oil free.

  1. Mojo Coffee
  2. Seasonal à la carte menu
  3. Baked goods
  4. Sweet treats
  5. Hot & Cold Beverages
  6. Locally sourced wine and craft beer

Events at the Old Elephant House

If you are interested in private events or functions at Te Puna, find out more below.

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