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Important Update

Butterfly Creek is closed while we are in Alert Level 4 or Level 3.  If you have an existing booking that is impacted we will be in touch to discuss next steps. However we are taking enquiries for visits for October onwards.

Early Childhood Educational Visits

Butterfly Creek is a wonderful place to bring the littlies. Every year our living classroom offers thousands of young children the chance to explore and connect with nature and learn all about the animal world.  It’s easy to walk around for little legs and a perfect day out sunshine or rain as our exhibits are ¾ under cover.

Our education co-coordinator will work directly with you to ensure you get the most out of your visit. We offer centre managers a free pre-visit if you haven’t visited in the last 12 months and can also supply free education resources once you have made your booking

Two great options. You can simply visit just Butterfly Creek, or you can combine a Butterfly Creek visit with a fun climbing experience at Rocket Ropes on the same day.

Conditions: Includes Early Childhood Centres and Home based organisations. Minimum of 10 paying children & maximum of 20 under 3’s | Visit Tuesday – Friday (Excludes public and school holidays)

Before your visit, please read: RAMs | Planning Information | ECE Flyer | Covid Information | Pricing

Butterfly Creek Only – Save up to 41%

Bookings must be made online & require a minimum of 15 paying* children & a 25% deposit to secure your visit. Deposits are refundable up to 2 weeks before your booking date. Once booked our Butterfly Creek group coordinator will contact you with information about your visit. On the day of your visit they will meet you on arrival and get you set up for the day.


  • Pre-visits are valid Tuesday to Friday 9 am to 3pm for up to two staff members for one visit.
  • Extra adults or children joining the pre-visit will pay normal admission prices.
  • To arrange a pre-visit, fill in the Pre-visit request form (min 1 weeks’ notice.)

If you have any questions, please contact our booking coordinator on 09 394 1572, or [email protected].

Age/Group Price Ratio of free adults to children
Under 3 years (max 15) Free entry* None
3-4 years $9.50pp (save 41%) 1 adult per 4 paying children
16+ years $22pp (save 21%) Not applicable
Optional Train Ride (1 loop around the track) $2pp (save 33%) Not applicable
Optional Children Meal Packs $12pp (save 7%) Not applicable
Optional Children's Drinks $2.50pp Not applicable
  • ECE’s with only under 3’s in their booking will first need to pay for a minimum of 15 children at the 3-4 year old rate of $9.50.  Then you will be eligible for a maximum of 15 free children.  Any additional children after that will be charged $9.50 per child.
Make a Booking
  1. Click ‘Availability’ then go to the date to check if available.


  1. Click blue ‘Book Now’ button
  1. Choose preferred weekday, enter numbers and any optional extra’s.
  2. Click Continue and to go to the deposit payment page.

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Butterfly Creek & Rocket Ropes Combo
(Save up to 44%)

A great option if you want your group to visit Butterfly Creek and climb at Rocket Ropes on the same day (must be same children doing both). Let the kids loose on the Rocketeer Course, a low climbing course designed specifically for kids aged 2-6. Rocket Ropes is right next door to Butterfly Creek.

Make an enquiry today. If you have any questions, please call us on 09 394 1572 or email [email protected].

Age Overview Price Carer
Children aged 3-6 Rocketeer climb + Butterfly Creek $19pp (save 44%) 1 adult per 4 paying 3-4 year olds & 1 adult per 8 paying 5-6 year olds


“Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for so efficiently handling our Small Fries Group. Both children and parents had a great time and everything worked out perfectly. It’s been an amazing adventure and will have children talking for a long time to come.” – Small Fries ECE

“Our experience was awesome and our children can’t stop talking about the dinosaurs. Thank you so much Butterfly Creek!” – Bright Sparks Childcare

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