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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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I love the zoo. Didn’t see many animals but it was a stinking hot day so I understand they take... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
294danh
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Good place to visit

Lots of delightful animals to view in a beautiful environment. Keeper talks were really... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
ChrisandLoriann
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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
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
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+64 7-838 6720
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I love the zoo. Didn’t see many animals but it was a stinking hot day so I understand they take shelter from the heat. Nice friendly staff, zoo well maintained and clean.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Lots of delightful animals to view in a beautiful environment. Keeper talks were really informative. Enjoyed learning more about rhinos and giraffe.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

If you really want to enjoy watching different animals, forget about Hamilton Zoo and drive another 1 and half hours and visit Auckland Zoo. There is not even a single kiwi bird, lion or elephant in Hamilton Zoo!

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

As zoos go, Hamilton Zoo is pretty great! Animals all have quite large enclosures -not as large as I'd like to see these gorgeous big animals in, but comparing the size of enclosures to other zoos, it's rather spacious. Definitely a bigger zoo than I...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit. Allow at least 3 hours. The highlights were the keeper talks although they were poorly announced. A whole group of ten people gave up on the Rhino talk because they didn't know where it was being held. No public announcement either. A...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I came to visit Hamilton Zoo with my son for the very first time. This zoo has so much to offer for adults and children. The park is definitely suitable for children as it’s properly shaded. The only let down is how...More

Thank Mez N
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Not a huge amount of different animals but an interesting range. Specially the Savannah enclosure. Animals always look content and not just bored. Staff always have time to talk. Food options are a little limited and typical easy and fast food type but not expensive.

Thank ExplorerfromNZ
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the zoo on a hot day so the animals were less than excited to see us but nevertheless he zoo had an impressive lineup of rhinoceroses and other creatures from the Savannah. The zoo is starting to look a bit tired in places...More

Thank Drew H
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Really enjoyed our day .i think lunch time is not a good time to go as most animals were sleeping also it was a hot muggy day .The face to face encounter with the Gibbons were a high light .had to pay extra to do...More

Thank Jan L
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We took our 3 year old here yesterday. Was a really nice zoo to explore. Zoo staff were really nice. We had one of the zoo keeper guys approach us & tell us all about the Rhino's which was really cool to hear! Cheap entry...More

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Response from dianne b | Reviewed this property |
don't think so but there are picnic areas around the zoo
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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
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