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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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Nice place to spend time with the kids

Always enjoyed Hamilton Zoo, you can take your own food or buy it there, the keepers are... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Marlene H
Rotorua District, New Zealand
Not an Impressive Zoo

Hamilton Zoo is not that much impressive for a small town zoo and is home to a variety of wildlife... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
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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 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
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Hamilton Zoo is not that much impressive for a small town zoo and is home to a variety of wildlife from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The zoo also boasts a huge walk-through aviary, which is home to many rare and endangered New Zealand birds....More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 2 July 2017

lots of big enclosures. Keepers do a talk, they give you the week program when you get in, so you can go to listen to them, really interesting. Zoo hosts walk around and give you tips and stories as well. Nice system, really interactive place...More

1  Thank MarMotte_Sumo
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Been here plenty of times with the kids and its pretty good. Nice walk around and lots to see. my issue is with the cafe, the food is really unappealing looking and its tiny. On the weekends in summer and during the school holidays it...More

1  Thank michellebarrry01
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We have had an annual pass for years, ever since our son was in pram. When compared to other zoos in NZ and around the world, it's spacious and even the animals have quite a bit more enclosure room. Great feel and flow. Plenty of...More

1  Thank Antracey
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Had an enjoyable few hours wandering around the stroller friendly paths of zoo. The highlights were the Rhino's, giraffe's, red panda's, lemurs (being feed) and the big flight aviary ( it got you up close to our amazing native birds). Well set out and easy...More

1  Thank fallowpender
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I have been going to Hamilton Zoo for the past 15 years and it continues to get better and better. Easy to get around and fantastic viewing facilities. Recently we had guests stay who are associated with Auckland Zoo and they made the comment that...More

2  Thank Kim C
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

World class facility. Very easy to get around & get up close with a great selection of birds animals & reptiles.

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We had a few hours before our weekend guests were planning to leave and thought a trip to the zoo would be a fun way to fill the morning. We all really enjoyed the animals. We appreciated their spacious and well maintained enclosures and the...More

1  Thank Ray and Ann B
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We went here today, had a good time looking around at all the enclosures. Then we decided to go for lunch, so we went into the cafe, the girl who took our order sounded like she was yelling at us, so I felt quite embarrassed,...More

2  Thank jessblue13
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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