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Butterfly Creek is currently closed while at Alert Level 3 and will reopen at Level 3 – step 2

Although we are closed our Keepers will continue to care for our animals and keep them happy until you can return.
Our teams will continue to work so you can still enquire about future group bookings. To enquire email us.
All tickets purchased will be extended by the length of the level 3 & 4 lockdown (subject to ticket validity).

Stay safe and we will be back in touch when we are able to open.

Welcome to Butterfly Creek

Welcome and immerse yourself in our tropical butterfly house or travel back in time in Dinosaur Kingdom when dinosaurs ruled. Meet Scar and Goldie, NZ’s only salt water crocodiles. We have Kiwi, farm animals, alligators, a beautiful bird aviary plus see mermaids, unicorns and dragons in our newest exhibit Mythic Creatures.

Sit down for home-made food in our café, ride our train or relax in the free playground. We offer kids birthday parties, functions and catering. Plus we’re a fun educational day out for schools and ECE’s.

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Let your kids experience a day in the life of a zoo keeper with our Junior Keeper programme! They will feed, play with and care for some of Butterfly Creek’s cutest critters.

Go behind the scenes and experience some of our animals up close like never before. Have a private encounter with either our Cotton Tops, Otters or Parrots.

Give your child the Birthday of their dreams with a party at Butterfly Creek! We have 2 great party packs available, 3 party rooms plus yummy food and loads of entertainment!

Travel back to a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Dinosaur Kingdom at Butterfly Creek is a prehistoric themed attraction featuring more than 50 dinosaurs, including huge, life size animatronics dinosaurs.

As you walk among the enormous herbivores and the fierce carnivores, you will meet a Triceratops mother about to protect her young from a T-Rex, beware the vicious Velociraptor and look up to the massive 24m Diplodocus.

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