Celebrate Chinese New Year at Auckland Zoo

We're celebrating the Year of the Pig all around the Zoo - come join us from 4 - 17 February.

On arrival, receive your map and look for the special Chinese New Year areas, where you're bound to find an exciting surprise.

Each morning at 10.45am our kunekune pigs will be being treated to behavioural enrichment in their habitat. Later on in the day, they may be out and about walking the Zoo with their keepers - keep an eye out for them as you explore the Zoo!

Our onsite cafes will also be serving delicious chinese specialty dishes for the duration of the event: dumplings, fortune cookies and more!

Or stop into our Old Elephant House Restaurant for a Chinese New Year special meal: Five-spiced duck, duck spring roll and confit drum with a burnt wan bok puree, oyster and enoki mushrooms, charred bok choi, ginger and garlic chive puree, and a duck jus gras

Chinese Visitor Map

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Friends of the Zoo

For just $8 a month, you can visit not only our kunekune pigs, but all the other wildlife of Auckland Zoo, year round.


New Year Gifts

The perfect Chinese New Year gift, an Annual Pass lets your loved one visit the Zoo for free, for an entire year.


A pig's eye view of Auckland Zoo

Follow kunekune pigs, Alma and Neena, on their daily walk through the Zoo and Animal Experiences keeper Hayley tells us a bit about our two favourite pigs.

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