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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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Hamilton Zoo

The Hamilton Zoo is a great way to spend some relaxing hours. A great array of animals, my... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand
via mobile
A Great Day Out

I took a number of people with disabilities and we had an awesome day seeing animals from all... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
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
  • 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 25 May 2017 via mobile

The Hamilton Zoo is a great way to spend some relaxing hours. A great array of animals, my favourites being the Sumatran Tigers, the White Rhinos and the huge elevated walk through bird aviary. A "must do" when visiting Hamilton.

Thank brucedelaney59
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I took a number of people with disabilities and we had an awesome day seeing animals from all around the world up close. Even having to push people in wheelchairs wasn't to hard. The staff were cheerful and helpful.

Thank Andrew_luvs_Cambodia
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the zoo both times we visited it,10 years ago and in 2016. May go there again next year. Well, if you like seeing animals while walking and having a family day out, the Hamilton Zoo is a lovely place to...More

Thank Raj R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Hamilton Zoo is set in a beautiful park-like environment. New Zealand native species are there to view. The Zoo is also heavily involved in conservation at a local and international level, The breading White Rhinos are truly magnificent.

Thank SL_NZ1
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I had Belgium friends visiting the Waikato, so I took the two girls to the zoo, aged 11 and 16, we all loved the zoo, great layout, very impressed at this zoo will be back, definitely worth a visit

Thank frenchie069
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Was great day out with friends . Not as big as Auckland zoo but that's ok as it didn't Seem as such a long hall to see everything

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I always make the trip down from Auckland to visit this zoo with my family. We absolutely love it. We prefer this over the zoo in Auckland these days. Less crowded, more space for the animals, different species of animals and different view points compared...More

Thank sarahpJ4072DX
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I love the relaxed atmosphere at Hamilton zoo. You will see a lot for your dollar. Take a picnic. Make it a great afternoon. Kids will love it.

Thank Shinneal v
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect before our visit but we left very happy! Really impressed with the layout of the Zoo. My 8yo daughter had a fantastic time. So many animals to look at and we learnt lots. Had lunch at the cafe and the...More

Thank livspencer
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable. Our 3 year old loved it. The animals seem to be kept really well and enclosures very clean. We took out an annual membership and looking forward to our many trips here over the year :)

Thank Drinda J
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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