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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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A Good Day out

Worth a visit. Allow at least 3 hours. The highlights were the keeper talks although they were... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
peter_the_traveller4
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Hamilton zoo

My partner and I came to visit Hamilton Zoo with my son for the very first time. This zoo has so... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Mez N
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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
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 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.

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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

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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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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The best small scale Zoo that have visited. Shame the Cheetah had passed on, the Kiddies would have enjoyed also. The only animal that would complete the line up "Elephant" but suspect very costly (enclosure, etc). Auckland, Melbourne, Weribee Open Range & Singapore Zoo's are...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Wonderful Zoo set in the hills of Hamilton with a great variety of animals. Our main aim was to see the Sumatran Tigers and we weren't disappointed. We saw three in all strolling around. Wonderful walk through avairy. Savanna lands from the white Rhino to...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Set in a picturesque area this zoo far exceeds others we’ve been to. The quick drive from Auckland to Hamilton was worth it. Take a picnic or purchase from the cafe (quite pricey). Clean toilet facilities. The lady who we bought our tickets from was...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We recently visited the zoo with our 2 boys. Reasonable admission pricing. Our 7yr old enjoyed it & Under 3s were free. Park was clean and maps made everything easy to find. Strollers for hire. Overall enjoyable family fun. Downside, We asked for Hot Water...More

Thank Akeshia K
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Ducky P
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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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