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Hamilton Zoo

#2 of 66 things to do in Hamilton Features Animals
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Great Day Out

Amazing place with awesome up close experiences on offer. Absolutley must do the Red Panda... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shellie M
Hamilton, New Zealand
Another Waikato surprise treasure

Great set-up and it's clear there;'s more in the making for this great little zoo. We did the Rhino... read more

Reviewed 3 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 2 days ago

Amazing place with awesome up close experiences on offer. Absolutley must do the Red Panda experience, and meet the Rhino's. Hours of fun and adventure to be had here for young and old.

Thank Shellie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great set-up and it's clear there;'s more in the making for this great little zoo. We did the Rhino experience which was pretty amazing and the staff clearly really care about what they do and the animals.

Thank theroycenz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic zoo for a walk round - especially in summer when it is hot as there is lots of shade. Good selection of animals - you can hand feed some of the animals and I recommend the giraffes.

Thank LisaMarieW71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend the day wzndering around the animals. Fantastic to be there at Giraffe and Tiger feeding times.

Thank habanachooky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to be on a sunny winter's day. Can recommend coming outside of school holidays. Busy, but not overwhelmingly so. I thought the cost of entry was OK as there was plenty to see.

Thank Bryce N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo, in my opinion, stands far above the others in New Zealand. It is set on a huge natural section which makes visiting feel almost like a real adventure in the wild - it almost feels like a sanctuary or park more than a...More

Thank hillsighed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best zoo we've been to in nz. So easy to find your way around. The animals all seem very happy and active. Great days activity

Thank TripHappy12
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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
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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