Located just minutes from Auckland International Airport, Butterfly Creek is a fun blend of animal exhibits and amazing interactive attractions!
Immerse yourself in a tropical butterfly house and Travel back in time when dinosaurs ruled and visit the Dinosaur Kingdom with over 40 dinosaurs, some even life-sized, roaring and moving, you'll be amazed! See mermaids, unicorns and dragons come alive in our newest exhibit: Mythic Creatures.
Visit Kiwi Forest and see NZ Brown Kiwi, Wetapunga and other native species, plus meet Scar and Goldie, NZ's only saltwater crocodiles. We have alligators, bugs, and a beautiful bird aviary. You can visit Buttermilk Farm for a hands-on experience. Sit down for some home-made food at the Butterfly Creek Cafe, or relax while your children play in the free playground or ride The Admiral Express Train.
We want to assure you that you will have a fun and safe visit and have implemented a range of measures to keep you safe. Our exhibit & movement spaces are spread over a large area of around 18,000 square meters, with around 1 km of pathways. You are not confined to large numbers of other visitors - everyone is spread out over the park to ensure safe social distancing.
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Hi there, thank you for your feedback. Under the government regulations as a public venue we are permitted to have more than the 100 that you refer to. Similar to a mall there are no limits on numbers. Our park is huge with plenty of different spaces and heaps of room for social distancing of more than 1 metre per person. Yes on Saturday we were busier than expected for a short period of time as the weather was forecasted to be bad on Sun/Mon and we had more walk-ins than expected. We have processes in place to manage capacity including shutting off BookMe and our own online bookings, social distancing signs and staff guiding people where possible. However just like all other similar venues and shopping malls etc we do rely on visitors using common sense and taking some personal responsibility. As for hand sanitiser, we have no fewer than 8 hand sanitiser stations for visitors to use as well as ample hand washing facilities. We assume you are referring to the alligators and the otters pools. As you might appreciate animal welfare is the prime consideration and so water is never allowed to become unhealthy. The levels of ”green ness” can fluctuate with weather. In hotter weather they can get greener faster. The water is changed regularly and we have an appropriate chemical regime for the pools. We are however limited as to the level of chemicals we can apply. This varies according to the animals needs. Crocodilians in particular, being ambush predators, actually prefer a greener pool and their natural habitat is not one of pristine waters.
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