Butterfly Creek are proud to host NZ's only giant saltwater crocodiles - the world's apex predators. Complimenting these reptiles is our magnificent tropical butterfly house, cotton-top tamarins and other reptiles such as the bearded dragon and alligators. We also host NZ's giant wetapunga - one of the world's largest insects and an aquaria and bugs exhibit including tarantulas. Beside the courtyard and playground, take a wee train ride around the new Dinosaur Kingdom that opened in Jan 2014 - see the dinosaurs come to life! Last but not least is Buttermilk farm where you can get up close and personal with the cute and cuddly animals.
Butterfly Creek hosts fantastic all-inclusive children's parties and we run a behind the scenes Junior Keeper programme for those animal lovers.
Animal encounters occur daily and we are open every day except Xmas & Boxing day and we are 50% undercover so don't let the rain put you off!
We are situated 2 minutes from the Airport and provide a free shuttle service to and from the airport.
Only rating a 4 star because of the ridiculous entry prices!!! I dont know how big families are expected to be able to afford a visit here because of that reason. I was lucky enough to be given vouchers from a family friend, and was then able to take my family for 7 to butterfly creek. MY entire family enjoyed it, and really enjoyed the farm area and feeding the kids. The butterfly house was a hit for my teenagers who enjoyed taking selfies and giggling the entire way through, while my poor little ones screamed and cried everytime a butterfly landed on them. The entire place is informative and well laid out. The feeding shows for the crocodiles is cool. All in all, its a really nice place but I wouldnt be rushing to pay for a visit if I had to pay full price.
Took our little one on a Saturday afternoon. It's must have been peak time because there was no parking spaces left. The butterfly enclosure felt like a sauna. Amazing arrange of butterfly species they have. Felt sorry for the crocodile in it's small enclosure. Absolutely loved the dinosaur displays. It was like a childhood dream. The animal farm was ok to say the least. Was hoping to get something to eat while there but cafe kitchen closes by 4pm.
Really beautifully set out wildlife park with plenty to see and learn about. The staff offer free airport shuttles from the Auckland International Airport too and they have a safe room to put your suitcase so you can relax - it's especially handy if you have a long layover. Thought the croc enclosures could be a little bigger
Was great to see the kids reactions to the crocodiles. Their faces just lit up with amazement. The park was great to wander around and had a lot of creepy crawlies to peer at. Definitely worth a look if you are in Auckland with some time up your sleeve.
The kids totally enjoyed this park! There is so much to see in such a little place. Make sure you check on the website for the times that they show case some of the animals they have on display as you get up close and personal with them. We managed to touch a taranchula! The butterflies fly around you and land everywhere and are just beautiful to observe for all ages! Ample parking aswell. The team of workers are awesome and answer all questions the kids have. There is a neat little gift shop on site aswell as a cafe. Must see on the to do list
Auckland International Airport, , 12 Tom Pearce Drive Auckland
10 Tom Pearce Drive Auckland Airport Auckland 2022
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