New Zealand zoos, wildlife parks, and aquariums offer fantastic family entertainment. Bring the kids and be amazed by the variety of different animals, birds and wildlife in New Zealand zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums.
Set amidst 25ha of lush surroundings, Hamilton Zoo is home to over 600 animals and boasts the largest walk-through aviary in Australasia. Enjoy the wonders of the living world in a wildlife sanctuary renowned for its generous habitats and approach to conservation. Go behind the scenes on a Face2Face encounter and meet Sumatran tigers, southern white rhinos or ring-tailed lemurs.
Your Akaroa Alpaca Farm Experience Tour takes you on a scenic-drive to the western-side of Akaroa Harbour to Shamarra Alpaca Farm. Our Akaroa alpaca farm has breathtaking views of the harbour. Alpaca farmers, Frank and Anya, will treat you to an interesting, interactive introduction to these animals (renowned for their ultra-fine fleece). Light refreshments included on your Akaroa farm tour.
At the Arion Farm Education Park, you can see, touch, and feed a variety of farm animals and learn about their history and contribution to the New Zealand economy. Bring out your students and families to hand feed and learn about the animals. Pony rides and children's parties are also options, as well as picnics or barbeques.
Escape the everyday and immerse yourself in the unique surrounds of Auckland Zoo. Explore 17 hectares of naturally inspiring and award-winning habitats, home to NZ's largest collection of native and exotic species - just minutes from central Auckland. Be sure to catch our free daily animal encounters, or get up close and personal with a behind-the-scenes experience.
Just one minute from Auckland Airport, Butterfly Creek hosts Australasia's premier tropical butterfly house, giant crocodiles, alligators, aquaria, tarantula and many other bugs. Not forgetting the interactive farmyard and the new Dinosaur Kingdom! Red Admiral Express Train. Great cafe, free playground. Mostly undercover.
Enjoy our train trip on this narrow-gauge railway with its spirals, reversing points, short tunnels and viaducts, including the unique double-decked viaduct. Stunning views - bring a camera. Our bookshop has information on local history and ecology. Ceramic art works widely displayed. The innovatively designed trains pass through replanted native Kauri forest. Also, come visit our native wildlife sanctuary.
Explore Northland's unique natural history and heritage with us. Northland’s only captive Kiwi viewing, plus Tuatara, Gecko & more. Taonga Maori on display – treasured Korowai (cloak), jewellery, weapons and tools. Special exhibitions featured in the Whangarei Museum. Historic homestead, chapel & school. Relax and revive in our beautiful grounds. Close to quality cafes & only 6ks from city centre.
Come and discover Tane Mahuta the Maori god of the forest. Discover a people and culture who live in harmony with nature. Ko Tane is a Maori cultural experience located at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Tours include a Powhiri (traditional Maori welcome), cultural performance and entertainment, Maori village, Hangi Meal and an optional Kiwi Tour. Phone 3596226 for availability.
Come have a family treat to remember. Enjoy a safe, clean, adventure where young and old minds alike have big moments. Watch your children relish the experience as they meet and feed 20 different species of quiet animals and birds. A great fun place for all ages. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Award winner for Tourism 2005. This very popular facility offers very interesting and diverse content all designed to stimulate the public thinking. Our involvement in research and development is ongoing as we work with major research institutions. Definitely a 'must see' attraction in Hawke's Bay.
New Zealand's only open-range zoo. Experience up close animal encounters: hand-feed giraffe, meet rhino ‘face-to-face’, watch tigers search for their food, stroll through native bird aviaries and travel through the lion reserve (costs and conditions apply). Our extensive native collection features kiwi, tuatara and a range of endangered birds and reptiles. 15 animal feeds daily. Open-range zoo situated in Christchurch.
Beautifully maintained wildlife park where you can experience the best of native New Zealand. Interact with New Zealand's wildlife, native birds, trout and farm animals. Freshwater spring and Treetops Walk. Lion feeding 2:30 pm every day. Privately owned family business, set amongst stunning native New Zealand bush. Wander along the accessible walkways at your own pace, feeding the wildlife.
New Zealand's National Wildlife Centre for captive breeding of our threatened wildlife, conservation education and forest restoration. Demonstrating that everyone can make a difference in restoring kiwi, kokako, kaka and other native wildlife once present in our forest and returning the dawn chorus for everyone to enjoy.
Close encounters of the 'wildlife kind' are a trademark. Meet New Zealand's Big 5 with Kiwi, cheeky Kea, ancient Tuatara, our bush parrot the Kaka and the rare Takahe. Feed wild eels and make friends with the livestock breeds unique to New Zealand. Listen to the kiwi as it forages by your feet. Open from 9:30 am till dusk daily.