Auckland Zoo

Imagine a summer barbeque with the lions, dining in the historic Old Elephant House, or team-building activities in unique spaces. With naturally inspiring landscapes and unrivalled venues, Auckland Zoo has all you need to make your event one your guests will remember for years to come.

Minutes away from Auckland CBD with ample onsite parking, our event spaces can host functions from 50 guests, to extravagant affairs for 5,000, with exclusive access to our grounds.

The Old Elephant House
Once home to Auckland Zoo’s elephants, the Old Elephant House is now an iconic venue suitable for a variety of event types including cocktail parties and seated dinners. The building retains its grand size and character with large stalls, high ceilings and an outdoor courtyard.

The Domes
The Domes offer a unique space to host cocktail and dinner functions for over 350 guests in an indoor, air-conditioned and versatile function venue. Most recently home to Te Papa and Weta Workshop’s blockbuster exhibition Bug Lab, The Domes cover 1000m² over six domes and include a custom designed entrance tunnel that you can personalise for your event. 

Te Puna
Offering a true wildlife experience, Auckland Zoo has opened a brand new restaurant and function space named Te Puna. Your guests will enjoy watching orangutans and gibbons explore from above via special climbing structures in their new rainforest home.

Exclusive access to the Zoo
Hire the Zoo exclusively after-hours for a corporate team building exercise or choose from the variety of unique spaces within the Zoo to suit your function or event. The options are limited only by your imagination; let it run wild at Auckland Zoo!


  • Experience Te Wao Nui – our Aotearoa precinct featuring six stunning habitats that showcase our native fauna and flora. A fantastic opportunity to take your guests on an immersive journey through New Zealand’s natural world.
  • Auckland Zoo Vet Hospital – an opportunity to learn more about our amazing vet and vet nurses, the vital conservation work they do and the care they provide for our animals.
  • Plenty of onsite parking available and room for coaches.
Room Name Area Banquet Boardroom Classroom Cocktail Theatre
Old Elephant House 170 120 20 30 150 -
The Marquee Band Rotunda 150 110 20 50 150 110
The Domes 1000 350 20 300 350 350
Te Puna 80 150 - - 250 150
Lion Viewing Shelter 67 60 - - 80 -
African Savannah 200 - - - 80 -
Tiger Territory 40 34 - - 40 -
Cotton Top Tamarin Shelter 70 30 - - 60 40
Band Rotunda Stand 87 36 - - 50 50
Band Rotunda Lawns 250 - - - 300 -
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99 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Distance to Airport
Distance to CBD
Free Onsite Parking available
Qualmark Grade

Auckland Zoo