made a visit to see the elephants got to the enclosure to find they are out back and wont be coming out, if i had know this i would have not gone, it was good to see the other animals tho
This is a world class zoo and worth every cent of the entry fee. So many animals and beautiful, natural exhibits that don't have bars. The zoo is huge with lots of grass and seating areas so bring a picnic and make a day of it.
I know the zoo is capable of providing great entertainment and education for the whole family, but it has another side, one I discovered during a trip there on Nov 1. It had been a year since the last visit and this time it struck me that quite a few areas are looking a bit down-at-heel, as though routine maintenance has been put to one side. A disappointing number of signs announced that the animals (or whatever) were not on display, sometimes due to the various parts of the zoo that are under construction or reconstruction. Even more exhibits were choosing to keep away from the public view, not that that's the zoo's fault, but it contributed to a disappointing visit, not at all worth today's high entry fees. Last point: although the official zoo volunteers are probably a good idea, they became annoying after the fifth one came up unasked to deliver some random facts about an exhibit. Trying to avoid any more of them at least added some interest to the day.
Awesome zoo. This is fab for kids and adults and you can easily spend all day walking around. Kids area for play is great to. Food is reasonable considering what you would expect to pay but there is picnic areas for you to eat if you want to take your own. Have revisited several times for a day out.
This is definitely one of the best places for a family weekend with kids in Auckland. The location is very convenient and car park is usually not a problem. The annual admission is also quite affordable and facilities inside are well maintained. On the downside, there are not many animals compared to other zoos I have visited.
Got ourselves an annual pass for the zoo, it's definitely worth it. We usually make a trip once a week to see the animals, the kids love it and love running around chasing the seagulls on the grassy lawn. Animals enclosures are clean and well maintained. Lots of options for food and drinks. We spend a few hours here every week if the weather is ok.
Great zoo with lots of happy animals in a variety of natural habitats. Lots of interactive things for kids to do and play with. Food at the cafe can be expensive, but you can bring in your own food for picnics.