Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo: Hours, Address, Hamilton Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Hamilton Zoo
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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katherine
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
disappointing
Jun 2021 • Family
I've been here several times with my children over the years and in recent visits I feel disappointed the place just seems to be a big mess. feel like more than half of the enclosures were empty, the animals I did see just looked depressed and so many things that made it a cool zoo to visit just aren't there anymore. After my last visit with my daughters kindy I wouldn't pay the full price they are asking with how it is at the moment its just a waste.
Written 10 June 2021
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Rina F
Timaru, New Zealand30 contributions
depressing
May 2021
I wouldn't go here again. None of the animals looked happy or had enough to do. I had tears in my eyes at the sight of some of them. They all looked completely bored.
Written 17 May 2021
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Donna M
Auckland, New Zealand36 contributions
Brilliant zoo. Spacious and the animals seem to be well looked after.
Apr 2021
Only negative was the service at the cafe which was grindingly slow due to their not being enough staff. Not the fault of the one girl who was trying to take the orders, make the coffee and the ice cream cones on a very busy first day of the school holidays.
Written 2 May 2021
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Mark Alviola
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Diverse range of animal species
Feb 2021 • Couples
Such a lovely place and a diverse range of animal species. Friendly staff. You’ll definitely enjoy the experience. 💙💚❤️
Written 7 February 2021
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Kiwigirl300zx
2 contributions
Over priced and hardly anything to see.
Jan 2021 • Family
Considering how much or the Zoo is under construction there should definitely be some sort of discount.
Can't believe I paid that much to see what I could count on one hand that I wouldn't be able to see at a farm.

Not impressed at all with our experience there.
Written 1 February 2021
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Gay G
Auckland, New Zealand68 contributions
Lovely morning at a wonderful place
Jan 2021
Lots of shade, lots of opportunities to be up close to the animals. Lots of animals to see. Enclosures were interesting and animal friendly. Native bird enclosure amazing with the wood pigeons so close. The little monkeys were a fascination for the little ones with us. Great covered picnic area. Easy to navigate around and the map could be interpreted by our 3 1/2 year old who informed us his map showed we needed to go this way to the Macaws
Written 9 January 2021
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Flyingtweety
Beachlands, New Zealand5 contributions
Day trip to the zoo
Jan 2021
This was such a great day out. Great to see the animals out and about even if it was a hot day. The zoo is really well laid out to be able to view the animals and a viewable distance and the timelines were great to have so we could follow the zoo keepers talk about the animals. Got to say we enjoyed the cafe too tasty burgers and the ice cream store halfway through the tour Bonus he he it was a pretty hot day. Thank you Hamilton Zoo.
Written 5 January 2021
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Elaine Yeoh
Auckland, New Zealand590 contributions
Wildlife park rather than full fledged Zoo
Dec 2020 • Family
$26 entry - $12 for teens under 15 - free for kids under 3.

Not a bad zoo overall considering this is in Hamilton with friendly hosts wandering the grounds but definitely not a world class venue.

Charming for kids who have not seen tigers, rhinos, zebras, ostriches, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs, pigs, various breeds of monkeys and birds.
Written 10 December 2020
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Sivasankar Sivapragasam
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia53 contributions
The Wild side
Nov 2020 • Family
The zoo is tightly secured with reinforced hardened glass and steel fence. It is safe for us and the animals. Overall, it is awesome.
Written 18 November 2020
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Sue L
Invercargill, New Zealand133 contributions
Great place to visit.
Nov 2020 • Couples
We visited this Zoo last week. They had a good number of different species of animals. All looked to be in very good condition. Well feed and relaxed.
It is a great place to fill in several hours.
They are building larger enclosures for some animals.
Watching children looking at the exotic animals for the first time and seeing their wonderment is a real treat.
Written 11 November 2020
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