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Hamilton Zoo

#2 of 64 things to do in Hamilton Features Animals
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Love love love this place!

We enjoyed every minute of our leisurely walk around the zoo. The animals appeared to be healthy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Work to be done, but the best in NZ

Worth a visit if you're in the area and there's a big project on to expand the gardens. Perhaps... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed every minute of our leisurely walk around the zoo. The animals appeared to be healthy and very well cared for with beautifully maintained enclosures. From the adorable and tiny marmoset monkeys to the towering , formidable presence of the giraffes, we were blown...More

Thank moom4
Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth a visit if you're in the area and there's a big project on to expand the gardens. Perhaps wait until its complete for a better experience.

Thank Micmac85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was best experience visiting this zoo. Located at the beautiful natural location of Hamilton. It is wide spread with varied species. Best for children to see and have encounters with different animals. Also there's play area for children. Best to visit around 10-10:30 and...More

Thank Badal C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been here in 25 years but took the grandson for a visit today. It's always been an interesting Zoo with the animals enclosed in reasonably natural habitat enclosures. It has a good range few of animals and birds including some good bigger stuff like...More

Thank zone333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoyed Hamilton Zoo, you can take your own food or buy it there, the keepers are interesting and share good information. Like that the announce the feedings over the loud speaker now. Everyone appears to enjoy themselves, still good value for money.

Thank Marlene H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hamilton Zoo is not that much impressive for a small town zoo and is home to a variety of wildlife from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The zoo also boasts a huge walk-through aviary, which is home to many rare and endangered New Zealand birds....More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lots of big enclosures. Keepers do a talk, they give you the week program when you get in, so you can go to listen to them, really interesting. Zoo hosts walk around and give you tips and stories as well. Nice system, really interactive place...More

Thank MarMotte_Sumo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here plenty of times with the kids and its pretty good. Nice walk around and lots to see. my issue is with the cafe, the food is really unappealing looking and its tiny. On the weekends in summer and during the school holidays it...More

1  Thank michellebarrry01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have had an annual pass for years, ever since our son was in pram. When compared to other zoos in NZ and around the world, it's spacious and even the animals have quite a bit more enclosure room. Great feel and flow. Plenty of...More

1  Thank Antracey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an enjoyable few hours wandering around the stroller friendly paths of zoo. The highlights were the Rhino's, giraffe's, red panda's, lemurs (being feed) and the big flight aviary ( it got you up close to our amazing native birds). Well set out and easy...More

1  Thank fallowpender
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Response from StaycationersNZ | Reviewed this property |
Totally agree with all those comments. Twoish hours. Mind you twenty minutes with a kaka parrot on your shoulder sniffing your perfume on your neck, under your chin and down your shirt front just can't be missed. It also... More