Butterfly Creek

All year round

There is nothing like Butterfly Creek in NZ where visitors can experience a huge range of attractions from zoo exhibits to fun attractions including a train, playground and café.

Lots to see here but the classic attraction is one of the largest tropical butterfly houses in New Zealand. The butterflies are imported as pupae from butterfly farms all around the world, but primarily from Asia and Central America. The butterfly house is temperature controlled to approximately 28 degrees Celsius and has high humidity to replicate the conditions of the butterflies’ natural environment. Inside the tropical butterfly house you’ll also find, finches, water dragons and variety of fish. Don’t forget about the cute otters and Cotton Top Tamarin monkeys among other surprises! Hours vary, do check ahead on their website.



For more info visit:

Butterfly Creek


Butterfly Creek
10 Tom Pearce Drive
Auckland Airport


09 275 8880




Butterfly Creek is wheelchair friendly, special discounts to help people with additional physical or cognitive needs that require additional assistance from a carer to get around. This discount is available on a case by case basis and will be provided if you can provide evidence that you or your child needs additional assistance in the form of a carer to get around Butterfly Creek. If the condition is not visible, please email evidence of the condition and that a carer is needed to get around in advance to groups@butterflycreek.co.nz – types of evidence: doctors note, Community Service Card with photo ID, letter from specialist. Discounts are off the All Attractions pass – no other promotional discounts apply, not valid with any other discounts or deals. Butterfly Creek reserves the right to accept or reject any application for a special assistance discount. Education groups with special assistance children please contact our coordinator at groups@butterflycreek.co.nz


Two accessibility car parks available.


2 mins from Auckland Airport or a 10–15 minute walk. Butterfly Creek offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport for customers who purchase attraction tickets. Subject to availability when busy. If they are busy at that time, you may have to wait or it is an easy, flat 10 minute walk. Look online for the details.

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