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Hamilton Zoo

#2 of 64 things to do in Hamilton Features Animals
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Pleasant surprise

We came here with a 2 years old family member, and weren't sure what to expect. The zoo pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand
Happy kid

We are very excited to visit Hamilton Zoo. Worth the visit. My son was very happy and particularly... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Shan P
via mobile
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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: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We came here with a 2 years old family member, and weren't sure what to expect. The zoo pleasantly surprised us though, with its relatively large (in most cases) and well-maintained enclosures, it's setting in partially native bush, and in our case the relative calmness....More

Thank Peter_dR_NZ
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We are very excited to visit Hamilton Zoo. Worth the visit. My son was very happy and particularly very curious on every animals inside the zoo. And ofcourse after a long walked, he enjoyed the ice cream and the playground. Can't imagine his energy and...More

Thank Shan P
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome time at the zoo and were there for about 3 hours, very reasonable price. Great amount of animals to see and very clean and tidy zoo

Thank HLE-94
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We all enjoyed the zoo. Staff were very friendly. Animal enclosures well designed for viewing. Good play area for children

Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great Zoon to encounter NZ wild birds and listen to Zoo keepers stories. Has a cafe, barbecue, kids playground and many animals to see

Thank Yana C
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Nice please to go for a family trip. Loved the hugh Avery. ... Have lunch first though the cafe on site is rubbish.

Thank Hamish R
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great zoo for the family . While the selection of animals is not as extensive as other zoo's , the enclosures are large and animals happy and easily viewable . The children loved the big open spaces and there are lots of picnic spots .

1  Thank allanrmckenzie2016
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Stubborn rhinos. Baby rhino. Gorgeous giraffee. Awesome enclosures. Funny and happy chimps. Booming siamangs. Mounting Peacock. All extremely awesome and outstanding. Very impressed by the zoo and extremely impressed by the price.

Thank joolsm425
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is great my twins loved all the animals and enjoyed getting to walk around and have a look. Good coffee which is a must if you have twins like me.

Thank erint288
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Where to start? Fabulous staff and reasonable priced. Each time we have gone the animals have been out. It's just great to see the animals well cared for and for the zoo to keep developing it. Just a great place to take the kids.

Thank hkwats
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How long do you need to get round whole 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