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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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We have had an annual pass for years, ever since our son was in pram. When compared to other zoos... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cambridge, New Zealand
via mobile

Had an enjoyable few hours wandering around the stroller friendly paths of zoo. The highlights were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
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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 6 days 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

Thank Antracey
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank fallowpender
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Hamilton Zoo for the past 15 years and it continues to get better and better. Easy to get around and fantastic viewing facilities. Recently we had guests stay who are associated with Auckland Zoo and they made the comment that...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

World class facility. Very easy to get around & get up close with a great selection of birds animals & reptiles.

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few hours before our weekend guests were planning to leave and thought a trip to the zoo would be a fun way to fill the morning. We all really enjoyed the animals. We appreciated their spacious and well maintained enclosures and the...More

Thank Ray and Ann B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here today, had a good time looking around at all the enclosures. Then we decided to go for lunch, so we went into the cafe, the girl who took our order sounded like she was yelling at us, so I felt quite embarrassed,...More

1  Thank jessblue13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are alone,or with kids,this activities is for everyone who love animals...i loved it,really nice Zoo,Nice Staff aswell :-)

Thank Aure57150
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this zoo, the animal are given plenty of space and the walk ways are well thought out to allow you to go from area to area. The north american bison are spectacular. We always go at least once a year and always find...More

Thank andrewrobarts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of animals to see however most of them are not of a closer range. Perhaps due to safety reasons. A section was closed, too bad this area will let you see the giraffes a bit closer. A fun activity for the kids.

Thank Dorothy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing array of animals from all shapes and sizes. Some huge held in awe! Some so so small and cute !

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How long do you need to get round whole 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