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Te Wao Nui – The Living Realm at Auckland Zoo

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  • Listen to amazing stories of animal rescue and conservation
  • Discover New Zealand's native animals, reptiles, and plants
  • Explore six diverse zones reflecting New Zealand's distinctly unique landscapes
  • Relax in one of the picnic areas while enjoying the sights and sounds of the zoo


Immerse yourself in New Zealand's natural world at Auckland Zoo. Learn about animal rescue and conservation at Te Wao Nui, The Living Realm. Discover over 60 species of animals and more than 100 species of plants as you have full access to every habitat zone. Explore 15,000 kilometers of coastline reflected in Takutai (the Coast habitat) and learn how offshore sanctuaries helped preserve New Zealand's unique wildlife at Moutere Rahui (the Islands zone). Experience Nga Repo (the Wetlands habitat) and learn about a critically endangered part of New Zealand’s landscape. Step into Te Po (the Night habitat) to meet nocturnal stars, such as the kiwi, the huge Kauri snail, cave wetas, and the short-tailed bat.  Unwind in the lush bush setting of Te Wao Nui a Tane (the Forest habitat), home to tui and bellbirds, alongside kereru and kaka. Finish your national tour in Whenua Waotu (the High Country zone) to view the beauty of the South Island, where piky tussock, schist rock formations, a replica backcountry hut, and a rapidly flowing ‘alpine’ stream are home to blue duck, weka, takahe, and the notoriously cheeky kea.


Auckland Zoo entry ticket
Complimentary zoo map
All daily shows and free animal encounters
Contribution to the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund
Food or drink

Important Information

  • The Auckland Zoo is open daily from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (September to April) and 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (May to August), with last entry at 4:15 PM
  • Around 1 to 2 hours is recommended to explore Te Wao Nui
  • Wheelchairs and scooters must be pre-booked and are subject to availability

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Opening Hours: 

Monday - 9:30am–5:30pm
Tuesday - 9:30am–5:30pm
Wednesday - 9:30am–5:30pm
Thursday - 9:30am–5:30pm
Friday - 9:30am–5:30pm
Saturday - 9:30am–5:30pm
Sunday - 9:30am–5:30pm

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