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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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Great day out for kids

Fantastic zoo for a walk round - especially in summer when it is hot as there is lots of shade... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand
Hamilton Zoo

Great place to spend the day wzndering around the animals. Fantastic to be there at Giraffe and... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Mackay, 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 9 August 2017

Fantastic zoo for a walk round - especially in summer when it is hot as there is lots of shade. Good selection of animals - you can hand feed some of the animals and I recommend the giraffes.

1  Thank LisaMarieW71
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great place to spend the day wzndering around the animals. Fantastic to be there at Giraffe and Tiger feeding times.

1  Thank habanachooky
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place to be on a sunny winter's day. Can recommend coming outside of school holidays. Busy, but not overwhelmingly so. I thought the cost of entry was OK as there was plenty to see.

1  Thank Bryce N
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This zoo, in my opinion, stands far above the others in New Zealand. It is set on a huge natural section which makes visiting feel almost like a real adventure in the wild - it almost feels like a sanctuary or park more than a...More

1  Thank hillsighed
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is the best zoo we've been to in nz. So easy to find your way around. The animals all seem very happy and active. Great days activity

1  Thank TripHappy12
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed every minute of our leisurely walk around the zoo. The animals appeared to be healthy and very well cared for with beautifully maintained enclosures. From the adorable and tiny marmoset monkeys to the towering , formidable presence of the giraffes, we were blown...More

1  Thank moom4
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Worth a visit if you're in the area and there's a big project on to expand the gardens. Perhaps wait until its complete for a better experience.

Thank Micmac85
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

It was best experience visiting this zoo. Located at the beautiful natural location of Hamilton. It is wide spread with varied species. Best for children to see and have encounters with different animals. Also there's play area for children. Best to visit around 10-10:30 and...More

1  Thank Badal C
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here in 25 years but took the grandson for a visit today. It's always been an interesting Zoo with the animals enclosed in reasonably natural habitat enclosures. It has a good range few of animals and birds including some good bigger stuff like...More

Thank zone333
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Always enjoyed Hamilton Zoo, you can take your own food or buy it there, the keepers are interesting and share good information. Like that the announce the feedings over the loud speaker now. Everyone appears to enjoy themselves, still good value for money.

1  Thank Marlene H
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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