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Hamilton Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Cool zoo

We went there with a not so good weather but the place is even more pretty like that. A lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grégoire P
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Awesome little zoo!

I've been here twice now and both times were excellent. The Face2Face encounter with lemurs is so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went there with a not so good weather but the place is even more pretty like that. A lot of animals that you won’t see in every zoo and the workers there are cool and helpful!

Thank Grégoire P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here twice now and both times were excellent. The Face2Face encounter with lemurs is so well done and the enclosures and grounds are well kept and tidy. We also ordered wedges from the cafe and they were tasty and fresh. Will definitely be...More

Thank ShellMoana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a tourist from Sydney Australia, I loved the fact that we could visit This Zoo and know that at a fair price we could do it in a couple of hours and have the experience, the Zoo is easy to navigate and well priced....More

Thank nikkielee777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The children seem to love this size... it is smaller than the big city zoo’s, and feels like you get closer the the animals. The path goes right over the hippos, you can get very close to the chimps when they are outside, and the...More

Thank Brigid G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A variety of animals to see, the enclosures were clean and tidy and the animals looked very healthy and happy. Ideal for the family or a couples date. Highly recommend you experience the hamilton zoo.

Thank Oliver F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed going to the zoo, it's a great way to get in some casual exercise as you're walking for ages! The zoo keepers were really friendly and knowledgeable and all seemed to really love the animals they were working with. There were heaps of...More

Thank HappyTravelsNZ123
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Easy parking. Not too hard to walk around. Friendly staff. Great place for a day out. Kids playground and nice cafe to buy food and drinks.

Thank martinaud37
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Great fun walking around with a wide range of animals. Loved the pigs, giraffes, and meercats. Just watch out for the monkeys, we couldn't believe what they did with their dung!!!

Thank HelenYorke
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Hamilton Zoo was/is full of nice caring staff and they seem too look after their animals, some of the enclosures look a bit small for some of their animals but I think that's just me and my love for animals. Because obviously I would rather...More

Thank SeraC66
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Lovely zoo. Lots of great areas for their animals who all looked well cared for. Very green. All staff very friendly.

Thank JoHebditch
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23 August 2018|
Response from barefootlouise | Reviewed this property |
Early morning when they open, then you can see the feeding schedule for the day and it’s not so warm
25 February 2018|
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Response from dianne b | Reviewed this property |
don't think so but there are picnic areas around the zoo
20 February 2015|
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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