I have been going to this Zoo since i was a kid, and i love watching it change and evolve. Its such a shame the elephant enclosure is gone as it was such a hit with the kids - but the big cats are a close favourite of ours as well. Great zoo, excellent layout.
Love the Auckland Zoo. Enjoyed my one and only visit so far. Especially liked the elephant enclosure as Wellington Zoo don't have elephants. Great walking tracks. I appreciated that a lot of the animals have vast spaces for their enclosures.
Took the kids there (they hadn't been to a zoo before) and it great watching the fascination on their faces. The big cats were their favorite, they couldn't get over how big the cats were compared to our one at home. This is an excellent zoo and great education place to take kids. Will defiantly be returning.
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.