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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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Lovely zoo to visit.

Plenty of shady areas on a hot day. There were the occasional empty or under-maintenance enclosures... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Nga kararehe

awesome walk around for the kids, safe and we were lucky to have gone on an overcast day. kids... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hamilton, 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
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Plenty of shady areas on a hot day. There were the occasional empty or under-maintenance enclosures but most had a varied of birds and monkeys. The pathways are well maintained and an easy walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

awesome walk around for the kids, safe and we were lucky to have gone on an overcast day. kids loved it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank whanau2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the young children to the zoo to see all the different animals . They loved it and so did the adults. Nicely set out and a big range of animals for a small zoo

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go regularly to Hamilton Zoo, the preschooler loves going to see the animals and having a good run around, most animals are in awesome enclosures, we usually take a packed lunch and choose a spot to sit and eat. Not always easy to negotiate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Tinnie26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit nervous about visiting a zoo in the height of summer as they can be such hot places. But we loved Hamilton Zoo. Lovely landscaping and mature trees made it beautiful to visit (even without the animals!). Lots of shady spots and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alison L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy purchase of tickets but the map they gave didn't seem quite accurate. Lots of different animals with good viewing platforms. Sadly we missed the feeding times.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sl33pySailor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the zoo for our son mostly and we had high hopes for the place, having read good reviews of it online. We felt that while the zoo is really situated on a large piece of land, the exhibits could have been organised...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MohammadFahmy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hamilton Zoo is always ejoyable, if you like animals. Take lunch and water with you to keep expenses down and also keep an eye out for coupons on grabone etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alehandrosmith
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hamilton's Zoo is a hidden gem! It is uncrowded even on summer weekends. The paths are lovely and wooded so you mostly feel you are wandering in the bush. Plenty of snacks are available for purchase and there is a great children's playground. The animals...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Amy_Lisa_traveler
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

A group of us had a wonderful experience at the Hamilton zoo. Really enjoyed the bush walk and my encounters with and feeding the Lahmers and the Giraffes 🦒 Staff really knew their stuff about the zoo animals and they were helpful and friendly toward...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cath M
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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