Since opening on 17 December 1922, Auckland Zoo has evolved to become an active conservation organisation and has welcomed over 28 million visitors.

A winner of national and international awards, Auckland Zoo is at the leading-edge of wildlife research, conservation work and innovative exhibits.

Minutes away from the Auckland CBD with ample onsite parking, the event spaces can host functions and extravagant affairs for up to 4,000.

Create a memorable event in any of the function spaces - imagine a summer barbecue with the lions, dining in the historic Old Elephant House, getting married in the Cotton Top Tamarin Shelter or sipping a cocktail while spotting orangutans at Te Puna.

With stunning landscapes and unrivalled venues, an event at Auckland Zoo will have your guests talking about for years to come.

Auckland Zoo can cater to weddings, celebrations, functions and corporate events.

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"Any event at Auckland Zoo would be one to remember."

Nat Sullivan

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The Domes

The Domes is one of Auckland’s most unique spaces to hold an event – with its grand design, immersive feel and zoo soundtrack, this could be the perfect space for you to make your special event unforgettable.

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Te Puna

The new café and function venue will be a great indoor/outdoor space located at the heart of Auckland Zoo, overlooking our central lake and new wetlands area.

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The Old Elephant House

Once home to Auckland Zoo’s elephants, the Old Elephant House is now an iconic restaurant, suitable for a variety of events including wedding receptions, cocktail parties and seated dinners.

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The Old Elephant House Courtyard

The Old Elephant House Courtyard is the perfect setting for all types of events and occasions. Soak up the sunshine or close the retractable roof for shelter if required. Featuring its own private bar, this is the perfect place for a BBQ, drinks and canapés, birthday celebrations or corporate occasions. 

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The Lion Viewing Shelter

A popular semi-outdoor venue, the Lion Viewing Shelter will give your guests an extraordinary view of Pridelands. A rustic yet versatile space with both covered and uncovered areas, your guests will be able to watch these magnificent animals up close!

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Cotton Top Tamarin Shelter

(Wedding Ceremonies Only)

Located in the middle of lush plants and surrounded by wildlife, this space offers a rustic covered space which is perfect for wedding ceremonies.

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Full Venue Hire

With stunning landscapes across the full venue with capacity for 4,000, Auckland Zoo is the perfect venue for family day or team building events. 

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Rooms

Capacities

Venue / room capacity
theatreTheatre
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
CocktailCocktail
boardroomBoardroom
Auckland Zoo
350
96
20
72
350
500
20
The Domes
Size: 650m²
Ceiling height:
theatreTheatre
350
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
350
CocktailCocktail
500
boardroomBoardroom
Size
650m²
Ceiling height
theatreTheatre
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
120
CocktailCocktail
200
boardroomBoardroom
Size
170m²
Ceiling height
theatreTheatre
50
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
50
CocktailCocktail
100
boardroomBoardroom
Size
70m²
Ceiling height
Lion Viewing Shelter
Size: 67m²
Ceiling height:
theatreTheatre
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
60
CocktailCocktail
80
boardroomBoardroom
Size
67m²
Ceiling height
Te Puna
Size: 80m²
Ceiling height:
theatreTheatre
150
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
150
CocktailCocktail
250
boardroomBoardroom
Size
80m²
Ceiling height
theatreTheatre
40
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
CocktailCocktail
60
boardroomBoardroom
Size
Ceiling height
Motuora
Size: 35m²
Ceiling height: 2.3m
theatreTheatre
60
classroomClassroom
48
u-shapeU-Shape
20
cabaretCabaret
40
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
50
CocktailCocktail
boardroomBoardroom
20
Size
35m²
Ceiling height
2.3m
Rakau
Size: 35m²
Ceiling height: 2.3m
theatreTheatre
60
classroomClassroom
48
u-shapeU-Shape
20
cabaretCabaret
40
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
50
CocktailCocktail
boardroomBoardroom
20
Size
35m²
Ceiling height
2.3m
Kahurangi
Size: 33m²
Ceiling height: 2.3m
theatreTheatre
60
classroomClassroom
48
u-shapeU-Shape
20
cabaretCabaret
40
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
50
CocktailCocktail
boardroomBoardroom
20
Size
33m²
Ceiling height
2.3m
Rakau & Kahurangi combined
Size: 68m²
Ceiling height: 2.3m
theatreTheatre
90
classroomClassroom
96
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
72
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
100
CocktailCocktail
boardroomBoardroom
Size
68m²
Ceiling height
2.3m

Location

Location

Auckland Zoo is on Motions Road, just west of downtown Auckland and next to Western Springs Reserve. 

Parking 

Auckland Zoo has two large car parks providing free off-street parking for cars, charter buses and tour coaches. Accessible car parking is available in the car park closest to the main entrance to the Zoo, for vehicles displaying a current mobility parking permit.

Parking Map

Accommodation 

This venue is located in Western Springs. The closest accommodation options are located in Auckland City and include Grand Millennium, Heritage Auckland and CityLife Auckland.

Accommodation Map