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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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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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Kids zoo visit

Great visit to hamilton zoo the kids loved viewing all the animals & playing in the park. Great variety of animals & the giraffes were amazing

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great visit to hamilton zoo the kids loved viewing all the animals & playing in the park. Great variety of animals & the giraffes were amazing

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Thank kristac259
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Hamilton Zoo twice now with our son, his wife and their 2 young children and each time it was certainly worth the visit. There is a wide range of animals to see, our grandchildren certainly enjoyed watching the monkeys and loved the giraffes and spotting the eels and fish in the water. You can easily... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent zoo and certainly worthy of a visit. Lots to see and many varieties of animals. Kids would love this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The staff are amazing. My son dropped his "Biddle" his favourite soft toy that he can't sleep without into the chimp enclosure accidentally. The staff were amazing and super understanding that accidents happen with small child. They managed to get the chimps away and Biddle back to us after giving us clear safety instructions on how to wash him. Thank... More 

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Thank Deanna V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I absolutely loved the zoo. Because the weather was not pleasant we bought ourselves some umbrellas from the warehouse and wind breakers from the zoo for the kids, it was awesome. Only a handful of families were there and we finally got to see all the animals it was really nice😁 highly recommend we even got to... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Have not been to Hamilton Zoo since I was a kid and it was very different then. We came to see Oz as have not seen him since he left Auckalnd Zoo but he was not on show this day. Loved the chimp enclosure and the boardwalks were amazing.

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Thank Kim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This zoo is really charming. It's not huge, you probably only need a morning to see all the animals. It's a really thoughtfully planned out zoo. The enclosures are very large and the animals all seem quite well cared for and happy. We decided to do the face to face encounter they offer. We chose the Lemurs. It was fantastic!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I not normally a fan of zoos, but the Hamilton Zoo seems to be more about endangered animals in the wild due poaching and loss of habitat. The staff were very friendly and the animals are in well kept and good size enclosures. Very reasonably priced day out and worth a look.

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Thank Sharon B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We met up with another family of friends and all told there were 9 of us to see the sights. It was the best zoo trip ever as it seemed that every enclosure we visited, the animals were out and frolicking about the place, Oz the tiger placing chase with his girlfriend, a fight at the chimpanzee enclosue (over who... More 

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Thank Andre K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We had a great time viewing the animals here. Unlike some zoos that make it too easy for animals to hide from view, this zoo has a great balance. Lovely walkways, good pram access and picnic areas.

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