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Educational School Visits (save up to 25%)

Butterfly Creek is a wonderful place to bring school students of all ages. Every year our living classroom offers thousands of students the chance to explore and connect with nature and learn all about the animal world. It’s easy to walk around and a perfect day out sunshine or rain as our exhibits are ¾’s under cover. You can book an optional keeper talk and we have free education resources for before and after your visit as well as an educational Teachers Resource Hub for any other time.

Two great options. You can simply visit just Butterfly Creek, or you can combine a Butterfly Creek experience with a fun climbing visit to Rocket Ropes on the same day.
*Conditions: Includes primary, intermediate, composite, special assistance, secondary, language and tertiary schools. Min 15 paying children | Visit Weds – Fri (Excludes all holidays)
Quotes: To get a quote on the cost of your visit, scroll down to the make a booking session and enter the number of children and adults who will be visiting in the booking widget.
Before your visit, please read: RAMs | Planning Information | School Flyer | Covid Information | Pricing


Visit Butterfly Creek Only – save up to 25%

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 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 10am to 3pm for 2 staff members for one visit.
  • Extra adults or children joining the pre-visit will pay normal admission prices.
  • To arrange a pre-visit, please email [email protected] with the date and time you wish to visit (min 1 weeks’ notice.)

Make an enquiry today. If you have any questions, please call us on 09 394 1561 or email [email protected].


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Butterfly Creek pricing information

Make a booking online

To make a school group booking for a visit to Butterfly Creek, follow the steps below:

  1. Click ‘Availability’ then go to the date to check if available.


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

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Butterfly Creek & Rocket Ropes Combo (Save up to 38%)

Our popular combo deal is 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).

Rocket Ropes is a fantastic high ropes course situated next door to Butterfly Creek. Book the Croc Tower a 3-level intermediate high ropes course which has a level to suit all abilities. It’s a great way to test confidence and leadership as they work their way around the course.

Make an enquiry today. If you have any questions, please call us on 09 394 1561 or email [email protected].


Combo pricing information


“We had a wonderful day. Thank you for providing an outstanding venue. Our children LOVED every aspect! We will be back!” – Wairau Valley Special School

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