Ticket prices

  General Entry

Under 3 Year Old
Family Pass 1 Adult & 2 Children
Family Pass 1 Adult & 3 Children
Family Pass 2 Adults & 2 Children
Family Pass 2 Adults & 3 Children


  Zoo Crew Annual Membership

One Child & Any One Adult (One child and any one adult)
One Adult (One Adult)
One Child (One Child)
Two Adults & Up To Three Children (Two adults and up to three children)
Kākā Membership (Premium Zoo Membership)
One Concession Adult (Concession card holders)

 Wellington Zoo is open from 9:30-5pm, all year except Christmas Day

* Child entry is for 3-14 year olds. Free entry for children younger than 3 years old.

* Under 14s need to have an adult with them. 
* Please bring your ID, as we offer discounts to students, Community Services card holders, and Gold Card holders. 
* Caregivers of disabled persons are given complimentary entry to the Zoo upon presentation of suitable supporting documentation or identification.

What's on at the Zoo

Close Encounters

COVID-19 Update

You are now no longer required to wear a face mask during your visit to Wellington Zoo. 


Talk Times 


10:00AM Penguin Talk

10:30AM Snow Leopard Talk

11:00AM Tiger Talk

11:15AM Vets in The Nest Te Kōhanga

11:45AM Giraffe Talk 



12:45PM Chimpanzee Talk

01:15PM Cool Creatures at Hero HQ

02:00PM Sun Bear Talk

02:30PM Ring-tailed Lemur Talk

03:30 PM Red Panda Talk


Behind the Scenes

Visitor Information

Explore the Zoo

Want to see what great things you can do at the Zoo?

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The No. 23 buses stop right outside the Zoo.

This service runs from Wellington Station to the Zoo every hour on weekdays and weekends. 

Alternatively, you can take one of the buses to the Wellington Hospital first (for example the No.1 and No. 3 ) and transfer at the Wellington Hospital hub (stop C).

You can find timetables and more details at Metlink.

bike or car

From the city, your car trip will take less than 10 minutes. Just follow the brown Zoo signs, or look for signs to Newtown.
If you’re on your bike – same goes, and there is a bike rack at the front of the Zoo.

how to find us

Wellington Zoo is in Newtown, about 10 minutes from the city. We are located at 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021. Find us on Google Maps.


There is limited free car parking around the Zoo so it’s a case of early bird catches the worm. You’ll find them right outside the Zoo or in the Newtown Park car park next door.

We also have four designated mobility car parks in the Newtown Park car park right next to the Zoo, and one right outside Rex tremendous at the Zoo.