Auckland’s most family friendly attraction

Butterfly Creek is a fun blend of animal exhibits and interactive attractions. Immerse yourself in our tropical butterfly house and walk amongst 700+ butterflies. Travel back in time when dinosaurs ruled and visit Dinosaur Kingdom with over 60 dinosaurs, some even life sized, roaring and moving, you’ll be amazed! We also offer amazing kids birthday parties, functions and catering. Meet Scar and Goldie, NZ’s only salt water crocodiles, it’s truly exciting! We have alligators, bugs, monkeys and a bird aviary and Buttermik Farm for farmyard fun.


Ambience Family friendly
Accepts credit cards Yes
Wheelchair access Yes
Smoking area Yes
Takes reservations Yes
Noise level Bustling
Children's play area Yes
Licence This venue is licenced
Coffee brand Altura
Specials Yes
Food Options Vegetarian
Off street parking Yes
Private functions Yes
Takeaways Yes

Products and specialities

Family attraction
Children's activities
Children's parties
Venue hire
Corporate functions


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10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland 2022

A magical world to take the kids so many fun enchanting activities the butterflies are just beautiful

Comment by eranzenjuli k.
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One of the coolest children's activities for little ones who love animals in Auckland by far. Butterfly Creek is home to one of the largest tropical butterfly houses in New Zealand and, whether you are young or old, it's a total must-see. There's also lots of other animals at Butterfly Creek, including life-sized dinosaurs.

The variety of activities keeps kids busy for hours checking out the farm animals, riding on the train, checking out the butterflies and crocodiles. The cafe serves great food and caters well for larger groups.

Wears the kids out, nice café and lots to do!


I love this place. I took my kids when it first opened and we've been back many times even as they've gotten older. Plenty to do and something a little different :)

Comment by Kylie B.
Awesome recommendation Jess. Love that it's an attraction which is so good it's a regular return visit for you and the kids.

It's a place that anyone can enjoy.

Comment by eranzenjuli k.
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Great place for the kids - and adults! :)

Comment by Kylie B.
An excellent spot for the school holidays. Great recommendation.

Big crocs rule

Comment by Kylie B.
They sure do!