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Power and Water Efficiency

Power and Energy Efficiency In our quest for long-term sustainability, Butterfly Creek leaves no stone unturned. Our butterfly house requires heating to maintain an environment suitable for our butterflies. We employ a highly efficient gas radiant heat system (the most efficient system available at the time of construction). As heating technology advance we are continuing…

Stormwater Management

A Thriving Wetland and Wildlife Habitat Butterfly Creek's commitment to environmental sustainability extends to the wider area around the park. The development of the site included the formation of a working wetland that efficiently manages our stormwater disposal. Through carefully planned groundwork and revegetation efforts this thriving wetland also serves as a natural habitat for…

Sustainable Construction

A Sustainable Construction Approach Butterfly Creek was an early leader in embracing the principles of recycling and adaptive re-use - "construction with a conscience”. The original design of Butterfly Creek was heavily driven by the desire to incorporate high levels of recycled materials which were to be sourced from the mothballed Papakura military base as…

Conservation and Sustainability

Initiatives for Positive Change Butterfly Creek is a wonderful example of a privately owned enterprise leading the way in areas around sustainability and active conservation. Through a commitment to a range of meaningful initiatives, Butterfly Creek shows that positive change is possible. From championing endangered species conservation programmes to pursuing adaptive re-use and recycle principles…

Easter

Easter Fun Easter Fun at Butterfly Creek Come along to Butterfly Creek this Easter weekend for lots of family fun! We are open across the whole Easter weekend, from Friday 29th March to Tuesday 2nd April, and we’ve got a fantastic lineup of activities to keep everyone entertained. We’re kicking things off with our popular…

20th Birthday Celebration

Celebrate 20 years with Butterfly Creek We are excited to be celebrating our 20 year birthday this November, and would love for you to join the fun. From our opening day in November 2003 we've grown a lot. We have added lots more fantastic exhibits, and been home to hundreds of different animals. We have…

Educational Resources – Mythical Creatures

There is nothing to show here! Slider with alias croc-educational-resources-1 not found. Our Mythical Creatures display is perfect for supporting tamariki who are learning about myths and legends from around the world. Take a walk around the park and find life-size dragons, unicorns, serpents, aliens, Egyptian deities, mermaids and many more magical creatures. Find out…

Rocket Ropes Now Closed

Rocket Ropes is currently closed Rocket Ropes is now closed. We thank all of our customers for your support, and lots of fantastic memories and fun. Need to contact us? If you have an outstanding voucher that needs to be redeemed, an annual pass that expires after the closure date or any other queries, please…

Educational Resources – Cool Crocodiles

Cool Crocodiles Butterfly Creek is home New Zealand’s only saltwater crocodiles, Scar and Goldie. They were saved from a crocodile farm and relocated here from Australia in 2009. They had been originally captured from the wild because they had been classified as ‘problem crocodiles’, posing a threat to humans and livestock.  At Butterfly Creek they…

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