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We’re open again Wednesday – Sundays!

Reward the kids and get them out of the house with a fun day out at Butterfly Creek, our animals have missed you. We are operating term time hours and are open Wednesday to Sundays (closed Mon/Tue). Online bookings are recommended to help us manage capacity.

Our primary concern is the health and welfare of visitors, staff and our animals. Our exhibit & movement spaces are spread over a large area of around 18,000 square meters, with around 1 km of pathways. We are operating under all government mandates and will require proof of vaccination for people aged 12+. View all the important information about your visit below by clicking here.

There is so much to see and do at Butterfly Creek! Our giant crocs Scar and Goldie, the otters and cotton top monkeys have all missed you. You will see roaring dinosaurs, alligators, kiwi, mythical mermaids and unicorns. Plus meet our cute baby farm animals in Buttermilk Farm including our two adorable baby goats named Betty and Kevin!

We appreciate your understanding and your support and we can’t wait to see you all soon!

Important information for your visit

We want to assure you we are doing everything we can so your visit to Butterfly Creek is a safe & enjoyable one.

Vaccination Policy:  Our prime concern is the health and welfare of staff and visitors.  We will be following all government mandates and will only allow entry to visitors who can show proof of vaccination aged 12+ either with the My Vaccine Pass or printed. Note if using a printed copy we may ask for ID.

  • What you need to know about your visit:
    • You must sign in using the NZ Covid Tracer app or manually onsite located in the entry and foyer area
    • People aged 12+ must show proof of vaccination at our shop counter or cafe if visiting there first
    • You must wear masks in all areas of the park inside and out (aged 12+) and maintain 1m distances from other groups
    • Our cafe is open for indoor and outdoor dining – seated and separated
    • Encounters and train rides will be operating


For full information on all our Covid protocols click here.

Buy Tickets Online

Buy tickets online by choosing any individual All Attractions passes or choose our popular Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children) which is discounted by 11%. Click ‘Continue’, fill out a few details, make payment then you’re all set to go for your trip to Butterfly Creek!

Want to change your visit date? Not to worry, you can use your passes any day and they are valid for up to 6 months. Click here to find out more about our attractions or to find out more about our pricing click here. 

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