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Dinosaurs come to life at Butterfly Creek

Wednesday, 8 January 2014, 3:58 pm | Butterfly Creek

From January 17th visitors to Butterfly Creek will be able to travel back to a time when animals larger than life ruled the Earth. This fun and engaging exhibit of tyrannosaurus proportions will feature life-size animatronic dinosaurs including a 24m diplodocus, ... More >>

Dinosaurs coming to life at Butterfly Creek

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 2:35 pm | Butterfly Creek

Butterfly Creek is stomping into new territory this summer with plans for a New Zealand’s first dinosaur park attraction that will take visitors on a journey into the prehistoric world. More >>

Crocodile Cuties Born At Butterfly Creek

Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 1:46 pm | Butterfly Creek

The first of a clutch of 6 saltwater crocodile eggs successfully hatched at Butterfly Creek in the early hours of this morning. The first arrival - a first for New Zealand - it emerged at 6am. More >>

We're expecting!

Friday, 27 May 2011, 10:26 am | Butterfly Creek

Butterfly Creek, the home of the crocs, is eagerly looking forward to the arrival of some baby croc cuties! More >>

Bring Bugs and Butterflies into your own Backyard

Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 12:00 pm | Butterfly Creek

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about getting back in the garden with the kids, especially in the school holidays! More >>

You Gotta Love the Baby Bugs at Butterfly Creek!

Monday, 30 August 2010, 1:36 pm | Butterfly Creek

The theme for Conservation Week 2010 is ‘Love New Zealand’ and the Department of Conservation is encouraging everyone to show your country you love it! The keepers at Butterfly Creek would encourage you to show some love for one of our coolest native ... More >>

Hang out with some fierce Aussies this ANZAC Day

Monday, 19 April 2010, 10:25 am | Butterfly Creek

Monday 19 April 2010 Hang out with some fierce Aussies this ANZAC Day at Butterfly Creek! Two very special Australians, saltwater crocodiles Scar and Goldie, arrived a year ago this week at Butterfly Creek in Auckland. To mark the occasion we are ... More >>

Watch out! Baby bugs about!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010, 11:51 am | Butterfly Creek

Butterfly Creek’s wetapunga (giant weta) breeding programme has had its first success with a batch of baby wetapunga. So far 181 hatchlings have emerged and there may be more to come. This is a significant achievement as it is the first time this species ... More >>

Kids ‘bugging’ you these School Holidays?

Wednesday, 16 September 2009, 12:08 pm | Butterfly Creek

Why not come and check out our fabulous new Greenfingers Bugs About exhibit! This area features the only display of the mighty wetapunga, an endangered giant weta species found only on Little Barrier Island. “The wetapunga is the largest weta ... More >>

Get up close with the crocs and bugs

Tuesday, 1 September 2009, 9:52 am | Butterfly Creek

Do you love animals and want to learn more about caring for them? Ever dreamt of being a zookeeper? Maybe even a famous crocodile wrangler like Steve Irwin! More >>

Kids BUGGING you for something to do in the holida

Wednesday, 17 December 2008, 10:53 am | Butterfly Creek

Do you cringe at the sight of a cockroach, scream out when you see a spider, wince when you see a weta? Well, Bugs About, Butterfly Creeks new insect and bug exhibit area opening soon is not for the faint hearted with some of the worlds scariest and ... More >>