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Burgers, Ribs & Dinosaurs

Celebrate Father’s Day at Butterfly Creek! Treat Dad to a delicious burger or some succulent ribs for lunch, face off with the ferocious T-Rex and giant Diplodocus, and experience our awesome animal encounters.

Explore Dinosaur Kingdom and see our amazing life-size animatronic dinosaurs – don’t miss Diplodocus towering 22m above you, and the ferocious T-Rex watching over the kingdom. Plus we have exciting animal encounters throughout the day – see the amazing wetapunga up close, and the croc show with our giant saltwater crocs is not to be missed!

Dad will love our succulent ribs or one of our mouthwatering burgers for lunch, leave the cooking to us!

To book a table for lunch, get in touch and let us know your preferred time and numbers.

Plus, book online for Sunday 3rd September and use the code DAD15 to save 15% on your individual day pass*.


*Terms and conditions apply. DAD15 discount code is only valid for use on Sunday 3rd September 2023 and only when booking your tickets online at Please read the full terms and conditions below.

Discount can be used on full price Adult Day Passes and full price Child Day Passes only

Discount code is only valid for use on Sunday 3rd September, and only for tickets purchased online at

Discount code is not valid on extra child, family pass, student, senior passes, birthday packages, groups, education, or train rides or with any other promotion or discount.

Discounted passes are only valid for use on 3rd September 2023. If you cannot use your discounted ticket on the day you have booked, you can still use the face value of the ticket for up to 6 months from the date you booked to visit. However, you will need to pay the balance of the difference between the discounted ticket and our standard ticket prices on the day you visit.

Daily Encounters

Check out our awesome daily encounters below to experience our animals up close. Grab a map from our shop on arrival and plan your visit around the park. We have 9 free daily animal encounters spread throughout the day for you to see and experience and learn about our animals.

Butterfly EncounterButterfly House10:00am
Eel EncounterWetland Platform11:00am
Otter EncounterOtter Enclosure11:30am
Tamarin EncounterCotton-top Tamarin Enclosure12:00pm
Crocodile EncounterGiant Crocs 1:00pm
Wētāpunga EncounterWētā Enclosure1:30pm
Tarantula EncounterButterfly House2:00pm
Meerkat EncounterMeerkat Enclosure2:30pm
Small Reptile EncounterButterfly House3:00pm

Buy Tickets

Book your tickets online now. Passes include access to all attractions (train rides additional).

Use promo code DAD15 online & get 15% off Individual Passes (excludes Family Passes) when you book online for Sunday 3rd September. (T&Cs apply)

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