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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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Excellent zoo

My children have not been to a zoo (that they can remember) so we were keen to check this out. My family has often remarked this zoo is much better than Auckland and Wellington... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2017
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

My children have not been to a zoo (that they can remember) so we were keen to check this out. My family has often remarked this zoo is much better than Auckland and Wellington zoo, but I can't comment on that as I haven't visited those. However, we very much enjoyed Hamilton zoo. You get very close to the rhinos,... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I really enjoyed visiting Hamilton Zoo as it is very well kept & The Animals all seemed Very Happy here as they have wide open spaces to move about & I was Pleased to visit it too. The Staff & Volunteers are only too happy to assist you. Weldone Hamilton Zoo. You deserve a Reward for Tidyness & Clean Zoo.

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Thank Ferrit47
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great day for a quite walk around the zoo to view the animals, the active spider monkeys were jumping around, they have some crazy duck

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We never expected to stay as long as we did. The attractions were soo good that we we captivated for hours. We sat for and hour and a half watching the chimps and especially the 11 month old chimp. Soo cute. The park is well payed out and the signposts make it easy to find your way around.

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Thank philfi2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

All I can say is it is a good zoo just nothing really changes it's the same every time you visit. I think if I went away from the area and came back it would be good and feel like a nice thing to come back to. Great for a kids day out

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Middleton, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful zoo set in the rolling hills surrounding Hamilton. Not a typical zoo - more like an oasis! The animals are in lovely shape & in wonderful, clean areas. The zoo is a bit small when comparing to Auckland or San Diego but as far as zoos go, it is a great place to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lovely zoo, a decent size. Staff are happy in there work. Can spend whole day with the animals and enjoy lunch at the cafe. Great play area for the kids . Wheelchair friendly

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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, beautiful setup, great playground for the kids. Take a picnic and make the most of it.

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Thank KiwisonaJourney
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is such a great zoo and I love the variety of animals who have huge, spacious enclosures. My favourite would have to be the chimpanzees though, worth a visit just to see them. There's a cafe on site but we always take a picnic and there are heaps of spots all over the zoo to do this.

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Feilding, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great zoo, well worth a visit! Reasonably priced and the fact that under 3s are free shows how committed they are to the family experience. Well maintained, not overly commercial and super friendly staff. The food in the cafeteria is now 100 times better and reasonably priced as well!

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