Located near Western Springs Park, Auckland Zoo is a captivating attraction that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Opened in 1922, the zoo spans an area of around 16 hectares and has over 700 inhabitants from different parts of the world. Among the various sections one can visit here include the ASB Elephant Clearing, BNZ Kiwi and Tuatara house where one can view native animals, Primate Trail with its orang-utans and the Aussie Walkabout which is home to kangaroos and wallabies. Visitors interested in seeing ‘big cats’ can head to the Pridelands and the Tiger Territory sections which feature lions and Sumatran tigers respectively. Ideal for those planning a sightseeing tour of the city, Copthorne Hotel Auckland Harbour City is a centrally located Auckland city hotel. Situated along the waterfront, this well equipped Auckland hotel is also near the Viaduct Basin and the Vector Arena.