Butterfly Creek

Auckland, New Zealand

  • Profile

    Welcome and immerse yourself in our tropical butterfly house or travel back in time in Dinosaur Kingdom when dinosaurs ruled. Meet Scar and Goldie, NZ’s only salt water crocodiles. We have farm animals, alligators, bugs, monkeys, a beautiful bird aviary plus check out our latest exhibit Kiwi Forest. 

    Sit down for home-made food in our café, ride our train or relax in the free playground. We offer kids birthday parties, functions and catering. Plus we’re a fun educational day out for schools and ECE’s.

    Our Story

    Butterfly Creek is a privately owned NZ business and is managed by the married team of John Dowsett and Fiona Turner (who says husband and wife can’t work successfully together!). The first stage of Butterfly Creek opened in late 2003 and development has continued at a great pace since then.

    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.

    Our Brands

    In 2012 John and Fiona also opened Rocket Ropes, a fantastic high ropes park.  Situated right next door to Butterfly Creek, it is a great day out whether you want to climb or head next door to Butterfly Creek to see the attractions or pop into our café for a bite to eat.

    In 2013 they then opened the best paintball facility in Australasia – Lock N Load Adventures.  A short walk from Butterfly Creek, Lock N Load Adventures offers fun for kids and adults.

    Butterfly Creek, Rocket Ropes and Lock N Load are all part of the Papillon Group.

    Exciting News!

    Our newest exhibit Kiwi Forest is now open to the public! Kiwi Forest includes Brown Kiwi, Asian Short-Clawed Otters, Wetapunga, Eels and much more. More info.


    For even more fun & adventure, check out Rocket Ropes & Lock N Load Adventures



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  • Opening Times
    Opening Times:

    Butterfly Creek is open every day of the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day! Best of all we do not charge a public holiday surcharge. Bookings are not required unless there are over 15 people. Please see Groups for more info.

    April - Oct | 09:30AM - 05:00PM with the last entry at 04:00PM (No change for weekends, public holidays or school holidays during this time)

    Nov - Mar | Mon - Fri (term time) 09:30AM to 5PM with last entry at 4PM (Weekends, school & public holidays 9AM to 5:30PM - last entry at 4:30PM

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  • Address
    Address: 10 Tom Pearce Dr, Auckland Airport
    New Zealand
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