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Hamilton Zoo

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Address: 183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic...

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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lovley day out with the family

Good value for a family day out. lots to see but not too big. You can bring your own picnic and drinks.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leanne M
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good value for a family day out. lots to see but not too big. You can bring your own picnic and drinks.

Thank Leanne M
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Goes without saying, the hamilton zoo is fantastic. A great selection of animals and very friendly zoo staff who are happy to chat about the animals

Thank ALlslyf
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved the beautiful animals and how they look after them so well and tnere habitats are beautiful.

Thank tabithathomson27
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Once again a great day out at the Hamilton Zoo! The Hamilton Zoo once again proves itself to be one of the greatest zoo's around with a family friendly atmosphere and all of the animals looking happy, cheerful and most of all healthy. Such a great zoo that boasts a wide range of animals that will keep everyone occupied and... More 

Thank Cory L
Stratford, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasently surprised with our outing....extremely well presented and lots to see or look for...good access for prams or wheelchairs....Grrat Family outing

Thank Janine F
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good value, heaps to see. Good pathways for pushchairs, lots of rest stops. Heaps of neat animals, the rhinos are a must see

Thank Matt C
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well down. Everything neat clean and healthy looking animals. Great playground. Cafe just ok. A great couple of hours easily spent here.

Thank Mary G
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great day watching the baby rhino and the rest of his group as well as the baby chimp and family. Lots of other animals to see in a very natural setting which makes for a great walk. A wonderful family day out.

Thank Sandra G
Louth, Lincs, UK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 1st visit to the zoo. It is reasonably priced and has a wide selection of animals in large enclosures. Volunteers from Friends of Hamilton Zoo were on hand to give informative background information which we appreciated. There's a children's play area and a small cafe neither of which we tried. It has easy walking trails that are... More 

Thank djcj
Taupo, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this zoo is great ,lots to see and all the animals ,are well cared for ,and some are so funny to watch well worth a visit we will go again ,do go ,you wont be dissapionted ,

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