Share Your Backyard with us and be in to win!

We're giving away 10 x Annual Passes to anyone who wants to share a backyard snap with us.

Is an inquisitive tui or kererū feeding on berries in your garden? A frog in your pond? Or even just a beautiful collection of native plants? We'd love to see whatever has been going on in your ecosystem during the past month.

Entering is easy! Simply tag your photo on Instagram with #WinWithAucklandZoo and you'll go in the draw. Your entry will appear below and will be judged by experts here at the Zoo. Bonus points will be given for New Zealand species! If you don't have Instagram, you can email your entry to

Competition ends 31 May. Terms and conditions below.


Share your backyard with us and go in the draw to win an Annual Pass!

Zoo Snaps

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Bird Survey

We're passionate about conserving wildlife and wild places through science. We'd like to invite you to get involved and survey your area in this fun and quick bird survey!

The Auckland Zoo photography competition ‘Share your backyard' is open to New Zealand residents aged 14 years and above.
Employees or agencies associated with Auckland Zoo may not enter the competition.
Entrants may submit as many photos as they like, but they may not submit the same photo more than once.
Submitting an entry to the competition is done by using #WinWithAucklandZoo on a relevant post on Facebook and Instagram.
The competition is open to all photographers both amateur and professional.
You own the copyright to your Competition entry as its author. Your entry must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use, must not include any trade-marks, and must not show inappropriate or dangerous behavior, or otherwise be obscene, defamatory, distasteful, offensive, or in breach of any applicable law or regulation. If Auckland Zoo has reason to believe your entry is not your own work or otherwise breaches these Terms and Conditions, we may disqualify it.
The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable, and cannot be redeemed for cash.
If you have any questions about how to enter or in connection with this competition, please email us on
Entrants into this competition shall be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

The photography must have been taken in the past month.

Entrants will be judged on the photography and contents of their photography.

Announcing winners

The winners will be contacted via the relevant social media channel which their post has been tagged on.

The Prizes

The Prizes for this competition are 10x Annual Passes up to, or of the value of a Family Annual Pass voucher (valued at $260 RRP). Not exchangeable with cash, transferrable or redeemable beyond the winner(s) of the prize.