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Closed but still caring

Our New Zealand government has announced it is safe for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland to move to Alert Level 3 at Midnight on Tuesday 21 September.

Although Auckland Zoo is now closed to our community, our passionate and dedicated staff of essential workers will continue to ensure that the Zoo’s animals receive the same high levels of care that they always enjoy.

Wellbeing in Nature

Spring into wellbeing with nature-focussed activities for you and your whānau to enjoy! 

Whether you’re lending a helping hand or simply watching the world around you, there’s a lot to see and do.

Connect with us

Zoo News

Get the latest news about our animals, our staff, our vet hospital and the conservation field work we are involved with in New Zealand …

Follow our Facebook

Our Facebook page is the best way to keep up to date with everything happening at the Zoo, even while our doors are shut.

Activities for Kids

We have a ton of fun, free activities for families and kids at home.

Games, creative nature-themed activities, outdoor ideas, and much much more awaits you and your whānau.

Learning at Home Resources

We’ve created easy to use lesson plans and learning resources to support teachers in your online classrooms and parents as you support your childrens’ learning at home.


We're taking you to see our precious animals in their habitats on camera.

Check out our meerkats, otters, red pandas and many more! 

Zoo News

Donate to the Zoo

If you wish to support the Zoo, we accept donations online to a variety of Zoo activities both on-site and further afield through our Wild Work.



Auckland Zoo is on Motions Road, just west of downtown Auckland and next to Western Springs Reserve.

How to get here

For bus / public transport options to get to Auckland Zoo, visit the Auckland Transport website. If taking the bus, the closest stop is 8124 on Great North Road, opposite Motions Road (with a short walk down Motions Road to Auckland Zoo).


Auckland Zoo has two large car parks providing free off-street parking for cars, charter buses and tour coaches.

Accessible car parking is available in the car park closest to the main entrance to the Zoo, for vehicles displaying a current mobility parking permit.