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Butterfly Creek

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10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Central, Auckland 2150, New Zealand
+64 9-275 8880
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Fantastic for those with allergies

We flew into Auckland from Sydney. We had 2-3 hours to spare before catching a domestic flight so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gemtwinkle
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Sydney, Australia
Good for families with young children.

I had no expectations as my husband did research on where to go and came up with this. We got the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annie Y
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Sydney, Australia
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Butterfly Creek has a unique collection of animals, insects and critters. It has brought the worlds most aggresive predator the Australian Crocodile to New Zealand,(2 Giant Salt Water Crocodiles) Alligators, Tropical Aquaria, full Petting Zoo & established a breeding program for endangered Giant Wetapunga and has Australasia`s premier Butterfly House with up to 700 butterflies. New in 2014 is the fantastic Dinosaur Kingdom - a world of real life sized dinosaurs to glare at! A fantastic family day out all year round with all weather undercover attractions & cafe. There is something for the whole family!Plus - Complementary shuttle to & from the airport for those visiting the attractions - just arrive at the airport and visit the iSite information centre and ask them to call you a shuttle.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (90 reviews)
“farm animals” (72 reviews)
“petting zoo” (39 reviews)
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10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Central, Auckland 2150, New Zealand
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+64 9-275 8880
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We flew into Auckland from Sydney. We had 2-3 hours to spare before catching a domestic flight so decided to go to Butterfly Creek (right near the airport) to kill time. I rang the cafe the day before as my daughter has severe food allergies...More

Thank gemtwinkle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no expectations as my husband did research on where to go and came up with this. We got the ticket with all the attractions and we also paid extra to ride their train. While it is small, my son who is 4.5 seem...More

Thank Annie Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 88 yr old mum and I went in with no great expectations, and were pleasantly delighted, from the exhibits to the staff and the obvious enjoyment of the family visitors. This place is not for teens, it’s a sedate, orderly progression of mostly flat...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birthday celebration with a bunch of 6-10 year old boys, their favourite being the Dinosaur Kingdom which provided awesome photo ops! Going on a cold winter morning, the heat inside Butterfly house was a welcome reprieve for the freezing adults! Boys had interactive fun on...More

Thank Moana033
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pop by its just across d airport They provide free shuttle n luggage storage too U need one to two hours here for farm animals n train ride n dino park n mini zoo n kiwi spotting n feeding times I love it

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a miserable day but what a fantastic place! Farm animals and train ride were great. Would highly recommend this for any age!

Thank Roxy1932
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

As stated above, great place to hang out and enjoy the unusual and familiar animals up close and personal. People there were great too however we were locked in after hours so got quite a bit more bang for buck!!! :)

1  Thank Kiwidadbrad
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Normally in a theme park type thing the food is passable and generally made up of bulk processed stuff. Butterfly creeks cafe was way beyond the norm. The entire cabinet is full of freshly made food that’s been made onsite by people who know what...More

Thank Morgan H
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

My Granddaughter has her 5th birthday party here, the facilities are awesome, the food was great and the children all had a fabulous time. My only gripe really is on our train ride there wasn’t enough room for everyone and the guy running it rushed...More

Thank MollyNZ43
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Such a large variety of things and very friendly staff! I love how you can interact with the barn animals and that they tell us information about dinosaurs

Thank paige3899
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tony e
13 April 2018|
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Response from Raj_Josh | Reviewed this property |
Night time, but check with website.
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Amnon M
2 January 2017|
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Response from Mareah M | Reviewed this property |
Should be open check the website for their holiday hours
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Peeeach
23 January 2016|
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Response from ButterflyCreek123 | Property representative |
Hi there, yes you can show your phone over the counter. Hope that helps.
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