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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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Had a great Lemur experience!

Three of us (adults) went to the zoo mainly to experience on of the 'Face to' Face' attractions... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Denise M
lovely little zoo

This is a lovely little zoo hidden on the outskirts of Hamilton. The zoo is reasonably maintained... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chava J
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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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from US$254.70
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Three of us (adults) went to the zoo mainly to experience on of the 'Face to' Face' attractions where you hand feed a animal. We wanted to feed Lemurs - why wouldn't you? It was brilliant and very good value at $25.00 per person (plus...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely little zoo hidden on the outskirts of Hamilton. The zoo is reasonably maintained and the animals are in reasonable areas. This is definitely a smaller, private zoo and doesn't have the facilities for big enclosures

Thank Chava J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hamilton Zoo is fantastic,while it has the title of "Zoo", its obvious that the breeding programs are upper most.The animals are very well cared for and there is a great variety. Lots for children and adults alike to see, plus a large shaded area...More

Thank JocelyneW35
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids just love it and can never get enough! Last time we spent 3 hours there and they still wanted to stay for longer

Thank Armen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day can get really close to some of the animals, the chimps were a blast coming right up to us at the window.. and the tigers were a few meters away, love zoos like this the kids had a great time.

Thank Reon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really fan of zoo. We went for our child. Nice place to discover animals you cannot see in wild. But definitely, it is best to leave them live into the wild and respect them.

Thank Ruddy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to visit. We took out time and visited the whole complex which took over 4 hours and its pram/pushchair friendly. The staff were very helpful and explained about the animals they were looking after, very informative. Lovely area to sit and...More

Thank TA-User_06222018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a day trip to Hamilton with my mum, sister and my one year old daughter and stopped in at the zoo. I wasnt expecting much since I've always ended up back at Auckland zoo. However, this zoo outdid all my expectations and I will...More

Thank jackiie88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Hamilton Zoo. It's a lovely pram friendly walk around all the animals. The staff are friendly and there is heaps of free animal talks too.. we got to hand feed a giraffe which was really neat. There is also a nice cafe...More

Thank Philippa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Feed the red pandas and the Lemurs, meet the Rhino. Amazing experiences at the Hamilton Zoo. Awesome team of keepers. A wonderful way to spend a few hours, with plenty to see. Lots of fun to do over and over again.

Thank smiggle110
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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