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Hamilton Zoo

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Address: 183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
Phone Number:
6478386720
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic...

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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Great Small Zoo competes with Zoos in larger citys

Have been to Hamilton Zoo a couple of times before never disappoints, went this time with visiting family and they were impressed at size of compounds and that the animals had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Shane B
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to Hamilton Zoo a couple of times before never disappoints, went this time with visiting family and they were impressed at size of compounds and that the animals had lots of room and plenty to do. It is a smaller zoo and does not have a huge variety of animals some larger Zoos do, but what they do... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to quite a few Zoos all over the world, Hamilton Zoo is by far one of the more spacious Zoos i've visited. The enclosures were massive (compared to Tokyo Ueno Zoo...) and the animals appeared to not be stressed at all. Too top that off they were handing free ice lollies they day we visited as well due... More 

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Thank gahdjun
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is best to go as early as possible that way you actually get to see most of the animals other than that it was an awesome day out!!

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Thank mrspene
Bombay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my cousin here from the USA hadn't seen her in 40 years . My son lives in Hamilton and I was tossing up Auckland again or Hamilton as we had a already had a few trips to Auckland. Well it was a very hot day Jamie had to meet my son so off we went. We both thoroughly... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know there are always complaints about not seeing the animals. You can read some here and I heard a few people complaining while I was there with my niece but get a grip! They're animals! And it was damn hot! Most were just looking for shade or not being active. You know, just like they would in the wild!!... More 

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Thank dale s
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Zoo was a disappointment as we paid good money to see a variety of exotic creatures but actually saw very few. Most of the animals were either too far away to see or hiding. We complained on the way out and were told the animals were probably sleeping. To be honest it was a waste of money.

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Thank Mike L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely family day out Pack your bags with drinks and lunch or you purchase items Kids enjoyed it as did we

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Thank shimmintoddy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

great for whole family young and old easy walking track right the way around wirth the trip great for a picnic

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Take your walking shoes cos lots of ground to cover. But a lovely day out, nice café and well kept grounds

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Thank Kirsty H
New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Hamilton Zoo is a good, small zoo with a variety of animals. We're regular visitors with a season pass, which allows repeated visits throughout the year, which can either be a short 30-60 minutes or longer as the day allows.

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