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Hamilton Zoo

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183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Wonderful, accessible and friendly zoo

Hamilton Zoo is small (in zoo terms) but the imaginative layout, wending through trees and gardens... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand
A great zoo to visit

Stopped in to Hamilton zoo as we drove from Auckland to Otorohanga. What a great zoo!! We have been... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Port Macquarie, Australia
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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: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Hamilton Zoo is small (in zoo terms) but the imaginative layout, wending through trees and gardens, makes it seem much larger than it is. It is very easy to navigate. well-signed and has a great collection of animals. My personal favorites are the large free-flight...More

Thank annieevand
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to Hamilton zoo as we drove from Auckland to Otorohanga. What a great zoo!! We have been to many zoos around the world and found this particular zoo to be wonderful. It is well laid out and easy to walk around with lively...More

Thank Grace1203
Reviewed 7 September 2017

What an asset to Hamilton. A place for anyone to go and enjoy. We were there for the whole day and had a great time. Will definitely go again in the summer. It is a place to see for Adults and Children and a great...More

1  Thank budgieburgess2016
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It was a great day. Lots of walking and hills so I'm glad we took the pushchair. It's amazing being able to get so close to the animals. Lovely enclosures! Wonderful day out!

1  Thank attravellers
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Amazing, you can get so close to the exhibits, animals etc, their habitats are so well looked after, and the walkways themselves is a joy to follow.

1  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I visited early morning to have a Face to Face feeding experience with the Cheetah. Informative talk from the keeper which answered all my questions. Animals were content and well fed. I spent 3 hours and managed to see everything on offer.

1  Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Hamilton Zoo is one of those hidden gems and the kids love it! We would visit 4-6 times a year, well worth a visit!

1  Thank travel7792
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

An escape from urban life and a balanced exposure to nature and animals. Perfect venue to relax and capture family images and pictures whilst viewing animals from around the world .... the venue is intimate and can not be compared to international zoos but evokes...More

1  Thank Vivashal S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Amazing place with awesome up close experiences on offer. Absolutley must do the Red Panda experience, and meet the Rhino's. Hours of fun and adventure to be had here for young and old.

1  Thank Shellie M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great set-up and it's clear there;'s more in the making for this great little zoo. We did the Rhino experience which was pretty amazing and the staff clearly really care about what they do and the animals.

1  Thank theroycenz
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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