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

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

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

Constructed by Auckland based company Event Base and their partners Creative Structures in 2017 and most recently home to Te Papa and Weta Workshops blockbuster exhibition Bug Lab, The Domes cover 1000m² over five domes (hexadomes and crossover), and include a custom designed entrance tunnel.

The distinctive smooth round canopy and dome shape adds to the aesthetic appeal of feeling like you are entering into a very special function space creating an exciting feeling of a surprise reveal for your function attendees to add an element of surprise.

Read more about our Booking Policy here.

Rooms

Capacities

Venue / room capacity
TheatreTheatre
ClassroomClassroom
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
BanquetBanquet
CocktailCocktail
BoardroomBoardroom
Auckland Zoo
350
350
240
350
550
The Domes
Size: 650m²
Ceiling height:
TheatreTheatre
350
ClassroomClassroom
350
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
240
BanquetBanquet
350
CocktailCocktail
550
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
650m²
Ceiling height

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.

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.