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We are open Wednesday to Sunday & Queens Birthday

Queens Birthday weekend: We encourage booking online if you want to visit this weekend (Sat, Sun or Mon) as we have had to limit numbers to manage capacity. 

Butterfly Creek is currently open to the public Wednesdays through to Sundays with new opening hours for a while. Plus we will be open on Queen’s Birthday – Monday 1st June too with limited ticket sales.

Online Special: Automatically get 5% off* all Day Passes when booking online.

So come visit us, our animals have missed you all.

Important Information:

Booking: We are open over Queen’s birthday weekend Sat/Sun/Mon, however we encourage you to book online as we need to manage capacity and limit numbers each day. Book online and save 5% here.

Keeping you safe: Butterfly Creek is a very large venue with many open areas and a number of enclosed indoor spaces. We can easily absorb visitors across our site whilst maintaining Covid-19 recommendations including the 1m separation.

No single confined space will exceed the 100 person limit. This includes the café where tables will be spaced and table service provided.

When you arrive we will have dedicated staff at the entrance to help you download the Tracing App and also to ensure there is an orderly line to the ticket counter. We will also have another staff member circulating around Butterfly Creek providing friendly reminders around social distancing. We will also be following all Covid-19 cleaning protocols – click here for more information on our Covid-19 protocols. We encourage purchasing tickets online to make it more seamless on the day.

See the 100 people guidelines for hospitality here.

New Attraction opening hours:

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9.30am to 4.00pm (last entry 3.00pm)
  • Weekends and School Holidays: 9.30am to 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)
  • Queen’s Birthday, Monday the 1st of June from 9.30am to 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)

Contact Tracing: As part of contact tracing requirements all visitors will need to check in. Simply sign up to our Covid Register here on your mobile device so you can easily sign in when you arrive, or sign up on arrival. If you can’t register online we will have a form available on arrival for you.

Animal Encounters: Whilst we are at Alert Level 2 we will be unable to run our animal encounters. However, be rest assured our animals are hanging out to see you and you will see them all as normal as you work your way around the park.

Café: Our Café will be open with a limited menu Wednesday to Sundays & Queen’s Birthday from 9.30am and will close within half an hour before closing time.

What’s Happening:

New friends

Spend some time in the amazing Kiwi Forest & see if you can find our two new kiwi: Awa & Māhina.

Cheryl the American Alligator has also come back to her new purpose-built pond in our Butterfly House after her long stay in Napier.

We’re Open Queen’s Birthday!

We’re open Queens Birthday weekend Sat, Sun and Monday 1st June.  We encourage you to book online as we have had to limit numbers to manage capacity, book online so you don’t miss out.

Contactless Takeaways

Food options

Our café is open from 9.30am, Wednesday to Sunday, with a limited selection of yummy food & drinks, sandwiches, pizzas, chips, jellies & daily specials.

Buy Tickets:

  1. Choose an All Attractions or Farm Pass (click here to see what’s included).
  2. Click the blue ‘book now’ button then choose how many passes you want. Promo code SAVE5 will be automatically applied, giving you 5% off* all Day Passes & Train Passes.
  3. Click ‘Continue’, fill out a few details, make payment then you’re all set to go for your trip to Butterfly Creek. We look forward to seeing you!

Prices shown below are already discounted by 5% – see full pricing here.

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Terms & Conditions:

*Valid from 25/05/2020. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions. Valid only for Day Passes & Train passes when purchased online.