Due to other commitments, Auckland Zoo has made the difficult decision not to have a Great Ape Race in 2015. The Great Ape Race has run for six years, with hundreds of teams racing against the idea these apes could possibly become extinct and wanting to make a difference to their lives. We thank everyone who has been involved, dressed up and run for this GREAT cause.

Auckland Zoo will still be hosting an Orangutan Caring Weekend, celebrating these great apes and continuing to support conservation efforts through the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund which they encourage you to donate to through their website aucklandzoo.co.nz


This event is for teams of 2 or 4 people. 3 person teams can enter but will be entered into the 4 person category and will not be eligible for merit prizes.

This year Auckland Zoo have set up a givealittle page so you can further fundraise to help save orangutans. The race is on so every donation, big and small, counts. http://www.givealittle.co.nz/event/GreatApeRace


  • Adult Entry Fee $30 per person
  • Junior Entry Fee (14 years and under) $10 per person
  • Family Entry Fee $60 (1 adult and 3 children all living at the same address) or
  • Family Entry Fee $70 (2 adults and 2 children all living at the same address)

Late entry - A late entry fee of $5 will be added to all entries received after 18th November 2015.

Entry fee includes admission into the Zoo.  Auckland Zoo terms and conditions apply at all times while on site.

Entries are expressed in New Zealand Dollars

Refund Policy- As this is a charity event there are no refunds. Entries can be transfered to another person.

Cancellation policy – This event will go ahead in most weather so please dress appropriately to the conditions. If poor weather makes it unsafe to proceed with the event, participants will be notified by email by 12pm on the day. If the event is cancelled due to extreme weather or other factors outside of the event directors control, entry fees will not be refunded.