Butterfly Creek hosts a diverse and exciting range of primarily tropical animal species – and almost entirely undercover.
We are proud to host New Zealand’s only giant saltwater crocodiles – the world’s apex predators. Scar and Goldie were imported into NZ in early 2009 along with our 5 baby alligators. Complementing these wonderful reptiles is our magnificent tropical butterfly house with over 750 free-flying tropical butterflies, smaller reptiles and various bird species.
We host the captive rear and release programme for NZ’s giant wetapunga, one of the world’s largest insects. You’ll see these guys on display in Greenfingers Bugs About, together with a wide range of other fascinating insects including 16 beautiful tarantula. You can delight in NZ’s largest marine coral and fresh-water tropical aquaria. Buttermilk Farm has all your farmyard favourites. Other wildlife can be observed from the Red Admiral Express Train as it circulates our working wetlands.
Our cafe offers a wide range of tasty fare and Curly’s playground is available to all visitors. Enjoy a fantastic day out all year round at Butterfly Creek.
We offer a lovely setting for your special day with wedding packages to suit your requirements. We provide rooms, spaces and equipment for all your function requirements. Contact us to discuss your specific needs and to view our package options.
Auckland’s Newest Adrenaline Pumping Attraction
Rocket Ropes offers a unique mix of adrenaline pumping aerial challenges :
Two separate courses comprising four levels of intense and demanding high ropes activities – each with their own climbing tower and together with New Zealand’s only powerfan long drop, a 12m giant sky swing and two ripper zip lines.
Stage 2 will be offering climbing and abseiling walls, a range of tower based climbing activities (to 14m high) and a toddlers course for the “vertically challenged”.